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“In line with the principles of fairness and prevention of harm, the broader society, other sentient beings and the environment should be also considered as stakeholders throughout the AI system’s life cycle. Sustainability and ecological responsibility of AI systems should be encouraged, and research should be fostered into AI solutions addressing areas of global concern, such as for instance the Sustainable Development Goals. Ideally, AI systems should be used to benefit all human beings, including future generations.”

– High-Level Expert Group on AI[1]



1High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (2019) Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI, p.19. European Commission, Brussels. Available at: (accessed 15 May 2020).

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