AT TRAITS AI, WE CAREFULLY CONSIDER THE TRAITS WE STRIVE TO EMBODY AS A COMPANY. OUR VALUES STAND AS AN ETHICAL FRAMEWORK FOR OUR EMPLOYEES AND A PLEDGE TO OUR INVESTORS, CUSTOMERS, AND USERS.
Human Centered AI – We build AI that works in collaboration with humans with the purpose of augmenting and empowering people, rather than replacing us. We tap into the cognitive power of the crowd to keep humans in the loop and enable Human Centered AI.
AI For All – AI has the power to greatly improve the lives of many, but also could potentially further separate people. We build AI that raises everyone’s quality of life and support decentralization to empower people and avoid concentrating decision making by a powerful few. We create inclusive AI that is free of bias based solely on nationality, color, gender or age.
Proactive – We know that there are people who would abuse our AI avatars to maliciously or unintentionally further their own agendas. We take preemptive actions to prevent and detect fraud and abuse. We proactively fight against proliferating false, biased, and inaccurate information.
Transparency – We work toward explainable AI that has clear origins and conclusions.
Privacy – We don’t share your personal data without your approval. You tell us how your data can be shared.
Security – We consider security at every level of data protection so that personal and private data and intellectual property are only disclosed to intended recipients and transactions are protected.
Opt-In Options (Not Opt-Out) – We want you to want to be here! We stand against surreptitiously getting you to agree to harmful terms and conditions of use. Whenever possible, we allow you to opt-in to AI features (e.g., facial recognition and data sharing with third parties).
You Own Your Data – Log in anytime to view, edit, or completely delete data that you share with us. You may earn income from the knowledge that you share with our AI avatars.
AI For Good – We stand in solidarity with the pledge against lethal autonomous machines. We are actively working towards a future where AI is a welcomed and beneficial part of modern society due to the good it brings to us all.
WE ALSO THINK DEEPLY ABOUT WHAT TRAITS WE WANT OUR AI AVATARS TO PERSONIFY.
Empathetic – Machine values are human values. We design avatars that are more likely to take actions that support the well-being of others. AI that supports positive feelings through verbal and non-verbal support and gestures.
Respectful – We treat all people with mutual respect and actively avoid societal biases.
Helpful – We aspire to provide accurate, helpful information in a timely manner.
Entertaining – We keep things fun and engaging with gamification and other techniques.
Empowering – We enhance the lives of people by empowering them to make better data driven decisions so that they can achieve their maximum potential and live more fulfilled lives.
For more details check out this blog post: The Values of Traits AI!