UC Presidential Working Group on Artificial Intelligence

Mission & Strategic Goals

The University of California (UC) is consistently on the cutting edge of Artificial Intelligence (AI) research and development. While AI can pose significant gains in efficiency, effectiveness, and equity, ill-conceived deployments risk imposing disproportionate harms.

In order to guide the appropriate implementation of AI within the UC system, President Drake formed a Presidential Working Group that was charged with developing overarching ethical principles and guides for the University’s current and future use of AI.

The Presidential Working Group has published a final report outlining a set of “UC Ethical AI Principles” and recommendations for how UC can operationalize the principles in the development and application of AI in ways that are consistent with UC’s mission and values.

Presidential Working Group on AI Co-Chairs

Brandie Nonnecke, PhD

Director, CITRIS Policy Lab, UC Berkeley

Stuart Russell, PhD

Professor of Computer Science and Smith-Zadeh Professor in Engineering, UC Berkeley

Alex Bustamante, JD

SVP Chief Compliance and Audit Officer, University of California Office of the President (UCOP)