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23 July, 2021
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ALTAI Assessment Tool

The Assessment List for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (ALTAI), is a practical tool that helps business and organisations to self-assess the trustworthiness of their AI systems under development.

Business Category
Cloud, Edge and Infrastructure



The concept of Trustworthy AI was introduced by the High-Level Expert Group on AI (AI HLEG) in the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) and is based on seven key requirements:

  1. Human Agency and Oversight;
  2. Technical Robustness and Safety;
  3. Privacy and Data Governance;
  4. Transparency;
  5. Diversity, Non-discrimination and Fairness;
  6. Environmental and Societal well-being; and
  7. Accountability.

The AI HLEG translated these requirements into a detailed Assessment List, taking into account feedback from a six month long piloting process within the European AI community. Furthermore, to demonstrate the capability of such an Assessment List the Vice-Chair of the AI HLEG and his team at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Cork, developed a prototype web based tool, to practically guide developers and deployers of AI through an accessible and dynamic checklist.


You can start using this web based ALTAI prototype, by following 4 simple steps:


Step1: Register to the ALTAI


You can create an ALTAI account here.


Step 2: Log in to start using the online tool


After registering, you can log in with your credentials to start creating, saving and editing your own assessment lists.


Step 3: Read the instructions


ALTAI is best completed involving a multidisciplinary team of people from within or outside your organisation with specific competences or expertise on each of the 7 requirements. You can find practical information on how to complete ALTAI here.


Step 4: Share your ideas, questions or remarks via the AI Alliance


If you have further doubts, ideas or you wish to discuss the use of ALTAI with our AI community, you can make a post or participate in a discussion through the dedicated section of the European AI Alliance.


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