Carnegie Mellon University


To advance understanding of ethics in computational technologies.

As individuals, governments, corporations, and others invest in and use Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and other computational technologies, it is critical that these efforts enhance the rights, wellbeing and agency of people.

The K&L Gates Initiative in Ethics and Computational Technologies aims to elucidate ethical and societal issues that arise in the development or use of computational technologies, including issues of fairness and justice, impact on individual autonomy and wellbeing, stakeholder participation and community empowerment, accountability and governance, promoting benefits and mitigating risks and other related concerns.

Initiative Leaders

Alex John LondonAlex John London

K&L Gates Professor of Ethics and Computational Technologies
Professor, Department of Philosophy, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Hoda HeidariHoda Heidari

K&L Gates Career Development Professor of Ethics and Computational Technologies
Assistant Professor, Machine Learning and Software and Societal Systems Departments, School of Computer Science