TOOL: The Box

tool:thebox


The Box is designed to help you visualize the ethical strengths and weaknesses of a technology. Once the weaknesses are identified, solutions can be created!

Start your evaluation of a technology by checking how strongly it protects and promotes ethical values.

  • Click on the core principles (autonomy, harm-benefit, justice) to fold/unfold the related instrumental principles.
  • Use the slider to rate the technology’s adherence to these principles.
  • If an instrumental principle is not applicable, disable the slider using the N/A button.

For detailed information with a use-case, click How to use?

 

    None Low Medium High How to use?
Autonomy Human control / oversight
 
Transparency
Explainability
Information
Agency
Consent
Privacy
Harm-Benefit Accuracy / Reliability
 
Security
Safety
Well-being
Impact
Efficiency
Justice Distribution of burden & benefit
 
Equality / Non-discrimination
Protecting the vulnerable
Accountability
Contestability

Read Our Manual

10 minute read

A Quick Manual:
How to use the Box

The Box is a tool from our toolkit, Dynamics of AI Principles.
Read our manual to learn about the idea behind the Box, how to use it (with a use-case), and which questions to ask to understand each principle.


 Download the manual here.

Tool By

K.Yasemin Usta

M.Sc. in Computer Science & DSS

Cansu Canca

Ph.D., Director at AI Ethics Lab

Cite Our Work

AI Ethics Lab,Toolbox: Dynamics of AI Principles, February 2020, https://aiethicslab.com/big-picture/
AI Ethics Lab,”Tool: The Box”, Toolbox: Dynamics of AI Principles, June 2020, https://aiethicslab.com/the-box/
Canca,“Operationalizing AI Ethics Principles”,Communications of the ACM, Volume 63, Number 12, 2020 (forthcoming)