Responsible Tech

“Nordic engineers – Ambassadors for development of responsible AI.”

Developing sustainable, transparent & responsible tech

The Nordics are highly digitalised societies, and this is an ongoing process. However, further digitalisation must be based on sustainable digital infrastructure, and engineers and STEM professionals have a crucial role in developing this. The infrastructure affects all parts of society and our democratic understanding, especially in a data-driven and globally connected world.
ANE advocates for an increased focus on distributed responsibility to protect the developers, strong explainability of systems for accountability, and the creation of safe spaces, both at workplaces and at a national level, to discuss and design distributed responsibility.

Focusing on human decisions in AI

Our role as engineers, IT- and STEM professionals is to innovate. But this should not stop us from being part of the discussion of the future of technology. We have the expert knowledge and the ability to ask critical questions about innovative technology developments and discuss the ethical perspectives of new technology.

The engineers are the developers, designers, and often the AI systems managers. ANE works with other stakeholders to provide spaces to discuss the development of new technology and the need for governance systems that secure the responsible use of technology.


Report – Nordic engineers’ stand on Artificial Intelligence and Ethics

Nordic engineers’ stand on AI and ethics presents the deliberations resulting from the ANE AI & ethics hackathon held in September 2018, facilitated and developed jointly with the IT University of Copenhagen.

Report – Addressing Ethical Dilemmas in AI: Listening to Engineers

Published in January 2021, the report voices engineers’ concerns and presents their recommendations in the final report from the second AI hackathon in 2020. Engineers assert that they are ready to take responsibility for tackling ethical dilemmas in AI, but they can’t shoulder the responsibility alone.

Policy recommendations and guidelines – Nordic engineers’ stand on Artificial Intelligence and Ethics

Summary of the proposed actions for ethical conduct for AI development and implementation from the Hackathon: Nordic engineers’ stand on AI and ethics.