There are risks in the use of any new technology, and we are aware of many that come with the use of AI, including the unknown. To help us mitigate these we have put together the following principles and practices. These will guide us in our usage and ensure we keep to our organisational values at all times.
We will adhere to the following principles when using AI in our work:
- Transparent: We are open and honest about our use of AI and the data we collect, process and share. We communicate clearly and accessibly about the purpose, function and limitations of the AI systems we use.
- Fairness: We will strive to ensure that our use of AI systems is done fairly and without bias. We will continuously monitor our usage of AI systems to ensure they do not perpetuate or exacerbate any unfairness.
- Beneficial: We use AI to advance our charitable objectives and to create positive social and environmental impact. We assess the potential benefits and risks of using AI in each context and we avoid using AI for purposes that are harmful, discriminatory or contrary to our values
- People-centred: We use AI to augment the capabilities of people and to enhance dignity, not to replace or harm anyone. We ensure that people have meaningful control over the AI systems we use and that they can provide feedback and seek redress if needed.