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Understanding AI Ethics and Safety

The Public Policy Programme at The Alan Turing Institute was set up in May 2018 with the aim of developing research, tools, and techniques that help governments innovate with data-intensive technologies and improve the quality of people's lives.

This document provides end-to-end guidance on how to apply principles of AI ethics and safety to the design and implementation of algorithmic systems in the public sector. We will shortly release a workbook to bring the recommendations made in this guide to life. The workbook will contain case studies highlighting how the guidance contained here can be applied to concrete AI projects. It will also contain exercises and practical tools to help strengthen the process-based governance of your AI project.

Please note, that this guide is a living document that will evolve and improve with input from users, affected stakeholders, and interested parties. Please share feedback with us at

This work was supported exclusively by the Turing's Public Policy Programme. All research undertaken by the Turing's Public Policy Programme is supported entirely by public funds.

You can read the entire report here

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