The Business Case for AI Ethics: Moving From Theory to Action

100+ collaborators. 23 interviews with Responsible AI leaders. We're thrilled to release the first draft of this major project today.

Today we are releasing the first draft of The Business Case for AI Ethics: Moving From Theory to Action. We have been able to assemble a broad range of over 100 collaborators to tackle the question:

How do you enact change inside an organization to operationalize AI ethics?

This, of course, is an incredibly complex issue that intersects with power, equity, and fairness. The recent firing of prominent AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru has heightened the need to focus on the underlying power structures that can prevent committed advocates for Responsible AI to make change at an industry level. This is an issue we are grappling with for our project and would love any assistance.

Timnit was on our recent panel for the film Coded Bias; we were quoted in a recent Protocol article about the firing & we have signed this open letter to stand with Dr. Timnit Gebru. The very mission of All Tech Is Human is to build the Responsible Tech pipeline by informing & inspiring the next generation of responsible technologists & changemakers. Timnit is exactly the type of person we need more of in order to build a better tech future that aligns with our values, respects our civil liberties, and is unafraid to challenge the status quo. #IStandWithTimnit

We’d love your feedback about how we can continue to build on The Business Case for AI Ethics. It would be great to have your feedback, let us know about organizations and individuals who should be involved, and, if you want, to join our team. Our final version will be released in March 2021. You can also find the most up-to-date version at We will be releasing regular blog posts regarding our work, findings, and possible suggestions throughout the coming months.


Our first draft includes interviews with Kay Firth-Butterfield, Rumman Chowdhury, John C. Havens, Brandeis Marshall, Phaedra Boinodiris, Steven Tiell, Elizabeth M Adams, Merve Hickok, Sheryl Cababa, Reid Blackman, Liz O’Sullivan, Shalini Kantayya, Maria Axente, Emanuel Moss, Caryn Lusinchi, Will Griffin, Olivia Gambelin, Triveni Gandhi, Andrew Dillon, Ashley Casovan, Pavani Reddy, and Aparna Ashok.

Join us this Thursday at 1pm ET to discuss The Business Case for AI Ethics with special guests Alayna Kennedy (AI Ethics Researcher at IBM) and Will Griffin (Chief Ethics Officer at Hypergiant). The conversation will be moderated David Ryan Polgar, founder of All Tech Is Human. This is part of our regular livestream series with our partner TheBridge. Follow-up resources, action items, and podcast will then arrive through our partnership with The Radical AI Podcast!

We have been quite busy since launching in 2018 with expanding the Responsible Tech community. If you would like to join our new Slack group to discuss the latest research, events, careers, and more, we’d love to have you join us! (Slack request form). We’ll be expanding our “Responsible Tech Guide” in 2021 and are also working on ways to assist the college students, grad students, and young professionals looking for greater pathways into the ecosystem.

Also, we are working hard to lay the foundation to expand as an organization in 2021. If you know of anyone who can help us grow, please reach out at

Let’s build a better tech future,

-All Tech Is Human

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