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AI Ethics Researcher job description

An AI Ethics Researcher is a professional focused on integrating ethical standards into AI development to ensure technologies align with societal values and legal requirements.

Alexandros Pantelakis
Alexandros Pantelakis

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What is an AI Ethics Researcher?

An AI Ethics Researcher specializes in analyzing and guiding the ethical implications of artificial intelligence systems. Their role ensures that AI technologies are developed and deployed responsibly, adhering to moral and societal norms while considering legal and regulatory frameworks.

What does an AI Ethics Researcher do?

AI Ethics Researchers are tasked with creating ethical guidelines, performing risk assessments on AI projects, and ensuring that AI implementations are free of biases and adhere to legal standards. They play a crucial role in maintaining ethical integrity in the rapid advancement of AI technologies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing ethical guidelines for AI projects.
  • Conducting ethical assessments of AI technologies.
  • Collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to ensure ethical compliance.
  • Educating stakeholders on ethical AI practices.

Job brief

As AI technologies become more integrated into society, the need for ethical oversight is paramount.

An AI Ethics Researcher ensures that AI systems are developed and deployed in a manner that respects ethical standards and human values.

They work closely with technology developers and policy-makers to prevent ethical breaches that could lead to societal harm.


  • Develop and implement ethical guidelines for AI projects
  • Evaluate AI technologies for ethical risks and compliance
  • Educate and train teams on ethical AI development
  • Collaborate with regulatory bodies to influence policy making
  • Lead discussions on AI ethics at organizational and public forums

Requirements and skills

  • Degree in Computer Science, Ethics, Philosophy, or a related field
  • Deep understanding of AI technologies and ethical issues
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities
  • Experience with ethical compliance and risk management

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