AIAAIC is an independent, non-partisan, public interest initiative founded on the belief that AI, algorithms, and automation, and the organisations and individuals involved in their design, development, and deployment, must be transparent and honest about their aims and how they go about pursuing them.

What we believe

AIAAIC believes that everyone should know when they are using or being assessed, nudged, instructed or coerced by an AI, algorithmic, or automation system, understand what the system is trying to achieve and how it works, appreciate its impact, and be able to make informed decisions based on clear, concise, accurate, accessible, and timely information.

AIAAIC's mission is to make AI, algorithms, and automation transparent and open.

Manifesto for real AI transparency and openness

Read AIAAIC's manifesto to understand why real AI, algorithmic and automation transparency and openness is needed, and what it should look like.

Who we are

AIAAIC was founded in 2019 by Charlie Pownall. Long fascinated by technology and its impact on business and society, Charlie is an active proponent of strong digital rights and safe, transparent, and trustworthy technologies.

An RSA Fellow, he is a member of the European Commission’s European AI Alliance and digital rights advocacy organisation the Open Rights Group.

In former lives, Charlie was an EU official, speechwriter, journalist, and reputation risk and communications consultant.

What we do

AIAAIC seeks to make AI, algorithms, and automation transparent and open by:

  • Examining the nature and opacity of AI, algorithmic and automation systems and their governance

  • In due course, making the case to opinion-formers, businesses, and policymakers.

How we are funded

AIAAIC is privately funded, and does not accept corporate donations, in-kind or otherwise.

Feel free to get in touch if you are interested in contributing to AIAAIC.

Further information

Contact us to find out more about AIAAIC.