AI Ethics Code

The use of Artificial intelligence (AI) is spreading at a rapid pace covering more and more areas of human life. This sweeping proliferation of AI technologies raises concerns in society: how safe is AI for humans, in what areas is it acceptable to use AI, who will be responsible for the actions of AI?


What is the AI Ethics Code?

This is a uniform system of guiding principles and rules designed to create an environment of trusted development of AI technologies.

  • The document has a nonbinding nature
  • Adherence to the Code is voluntary
  • The Code applies only to civil developments

Past Events

Most significant and interesting news in the field of AI ethics

New Organizations Joined the AI Ethics Code

Eleven Far Eastern organizations signed the Code during the Eastern Economic Forum

New Wave of Signing of the Code at Technoprom-2022

Fourteen organizations joined the AI Ethics Code

The Code Presented at the Machines Can See

The summit participants got acquainted with the main provisions of the Code

New Round of the Code of Ethics Signing

The ceremony was held at the XIII International IT Forum

Twenty Organizations Joined the Code of Ethics

The signing took place at the CIPR 2022 conference

Commission on the Code of Ethics Established

The Commission will ensure the interaction of the Code participants

AI Ethics Discussed at the OpenTalks.AI

Experts of the AI Alliance held a session with the participants of the Code

Eight Organizations Joined the Code during the AI Journey

About 30 companies and organizations have joined the Code

Russian Leading Tech Companies Adopted the Code of Ethics

The document was signed at the International Forum “Ethics of Artificial Intelligence”

The AI Ethics Code Discussed at the Federation Council

The Code will solve the problem of the distrust to AI

The Code of Ethics Discussed at the Civic Chamber

The document is undergoing the final rounds of public discussion

Signatories to the AI Ethics Code

Here you can find the list of organizations which have already joined the Code and expressed their commitment to the principles of the AI ethics

Signatories in total
Signatories in total

Commission for AI Ethics Code

Andrey Neznamov

Руководитель рабочей группы “Нормативное регулирование” Альянса Управляющий директор - начальник Центра регулирования AI, Сбербанк

Anna Abramova

Директор Центра искусственного интеллекта, МГИМО

Sergey Izrailit

Вице-президент по планированию и развитию, Фонд Сколково

Alexander Krainov

Директор по развитию технологий искусственного интеллекта, Яндекс

Alexander Malakhov

Руководитель направления «Цифровое развитие», Центр стратегических разработок

Vladimir Nelyub

Д.т.н., профессор, директор НОЦ «Технологии ИИ» МГТУ им. Н.Э. Баумана

Lena Suragina

Руководитель группы регуляторной поддержки экосистемы, МТС

Alexander Tormasov

Ректор, Университет “Иннополис”

Yuri Lindre

Эксперт по вопросам международного регулирования искусственного интеллекта и сквозных технологий, Сколтех;
Исполнительный секретарь Комитета по искусственному интеллекту, Комисся Российской Федерации по делам ЮНЕСКО

Daria Chirva

Руководитель общеуниверситетского модуля «Мышление», Университет ИТМО

Working groups

Working groups are created by a common decision of the Сommission members and / or a decision of the authorized officers for AI Ethics to implement certain provisions and aims of the Code.

Working groups can be formed from representatives of business, science, public authorities and other interested parties (observers).

Working Group on Developing and Monitoring the Methodology of Risk Assessment and Humanitarian Impact of AI Systems
Develops of methodological recommendations taking into account the best world practices in AI ethics
Members of the working group:
Anna Abramova, MGIMO; Alexander Gavrilin, Yandex; Yuri Lindre, Skoltech; Alexander Malakhov, Center for Strategic Research; Andrey Neznamov, Sberbank; Andrei Sakaro, Regional Youth Center; Elena Suragina, MTS; Daria Chirva, ITMO University
Director, MGIMO AI Centre
Head of the Group:
Anna Abramova
Expert on International Regulation of Artificial Intelligence and End-to-End Technologies, Skoltech; Executive Secretary of the Artificial Intelligence Committee, Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO
Head of the Group:
Yuri Lindre
Working Group on Establishing a Set of Best Practices for Addressing Emerging Ethical Issues in the AI Lifecycle
Collects and analyzes best practices and decides whether they should be included in the Сode
Members of the working group:
Anna Abramova, MGIMO; Elena Alyokhina, VEB Ventures; Sergey Astakhov, National Center for AI Development; Alexander Gavrilin, Yandex; Oleg Glebov, MDG; Andrey Dobrynin, Rosatom; Sergey Izrailit, Skolkovo Foundation; Alexander Krainov, Yandex; Ksenia Krymskaya, Internet Development Institute; Andrey Kuleshov, MIPT; Andrey Neznamov, Sberbank; Ivan Nikanov, Innopolis University; Maria Sigova, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology; Elena Suragina, MTS; Alexander Tormasov, Innopolis University; Alexander Chesalo, Atlansis Software Systems; Daria Chirva, ITMO University
Director for Development of Artificial Intelligence Technologies, Yandex
Head of the Group:
Alexander Krainov
Head of the Ecosystem Regulatory Support Group, MTS
Head of the Group:
Elena Suragina
Working Group on Assessing the Effectiveness of the Сode Implementation
Develops methodological materials, works out criteria for assessing the compliance of affiliated parties with the requirements of the Code and assesses the compliance of affiliated persons with the requirements of the Code
Members of the working group:
Sergey Izrailit, Skolkovo Foundation; Nikita Kardashin, Naumen; Ksenia Krymskaya, Internet Development Institute; Andrey Kuleshov, MIPT; Andrey Neznamov, Sberbank; Vladimir Nelyub, BMSTU
Analyst, ANO “Center for Global IT Cooperation”
Head of the Group:
Andrey Kuleshov
Head of Digital Development, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
Head of the Group:
Alexander Malakhov
Working Group on Establishing a Body of Best Practices for Addressing Emerging Ethical Issues in the AI Life Cycle
Works out recommendations on the use of recommendation services for all industries concerned: news aggregators, social networks, audio and video hosting, marketplaces
Members of the working group:
Igor Alekseev, Yandex; Dmitry Bugaichenko, Sberbank; Natalya Bulaeva, Entertainment; Vladimir Bukhtoyarov, BMSTU; Alexey Byrdin, Association "Internet Video"; Anastasia Vasilchuk, Tricolor; Natalia Velikorodnaya, MTS; Alexander Vysotsky, Yandex Go; Elena Gaivan, MTS; Svetlana Glinchikova, Gazprom Neft; Pavel Glukhov, Sbermarket; Konstantin Golub, VK; Boris Edinin, Internet Development Institute; Ksenia Kalinova, ER-Telecom; Alexander Krainov, Yandex; Ivan Kuzmin, Sber; Yuri Lindre, Skoltech; Alexander Malakhov, Center for Strategic Research; Ivan Mamaev, Scooter; Alexey Minaev, OZON; Andrey Neznamov, Sberbank; Vladimir Nelyub, BMSTU; Larisa Neskorozhenkova, ISS; Alexander Olenin, Delivery Club; Andrey Rego, MTS; Alena Romanova, Megafon; Elena Suragina, MTS; Vladimir Trunov, Trikolor; Vadim Tynchenko, BMSTU; Elvira Chache, Sber; Nikolai Chernyshev, ISS; Dmitry Chudakov, Gazprom Neft, Leonid Yazhgur, Platora
General Director, Association for the Promotion of the Circulation of Legal Content on the Internet "Internet Video"
Head of the Group:
Alexey Byrdin
Vice President for Government Relations, MTS
Head of the Group:
Andrey Rego


The AI Ethics Code developed by the AI Alliance serves as a guide for AI development in the country and provides trust to AI from users, society and government


The Code Signatories are able to:

  • articulate the ethical problem of the use of AI and find solutions to it
  • be involved in implementing the Code, developing recommendations and summarizing best practices
  • join the country's largest institute for self-regulation in the field of AI on equal terms with the leading Russian companies, research and educational institutions and government agencies