Ethics Policy

Updated September 14, 2020

We live in an exciting era of artificial intelligence. As technology continues to evolve rapidly and as we explore new territory, ethics becomes extremely important. AI has the potential to drastically improve all of our lives, however, it also has the potential to do harm. At Avala, we recognize that it is our responsibility to be transparent about our processes and ensure that AI is used for good. We’ve decided to outline our core set of principles to set the foundation for our company as we continue to learn and grow. The following principles will set the foundation for our company as we continue to learn and grow.

We will:

  1. Use AI for social good. We will never exploit vulnerable populations or work with companies whose values do not align with ours. AI should never be used to do harm.
  2. Acknowledge the importance of diversity and avoid reinforcing bias. We will always do our best to remove prejudice from our data sets including, but not limited to, characteristics such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and political or religious belief.
  3. Be transparent. We will be open about what our technology does and how we come up with our solutions. Our customers should know what we’re doing for them.
  4. Provide educational tools for the public. As AI becomes more prevalent in our world, everyone should have access to education about the technology and be able to adapt to the transformations that AI will create.

We understand that ethics evolves over time and we will make amendments to our principles accordingly. We will solve visual intelligence problems for enterprises without compromising on our values or standards. As we continue to improve AI technologies, we will share what we learn along the way and encourage others to join in on the conversation.