AI Ethics Reading List

This is a compilation of books, papers, and resources that AI Ethicists recommend to help you manage your AI initiatives responsibly or to in general get to know AI ethics better. Thanks to all who have helped compile the list. Please consider this a living, ever-evolving list as new AI Ethics works come forward.

Title
By
URL
Referrer
Type
A Misdirected Application of AI Ethics
Abeba Birhane and Jelle Van Dijk
https://www.noemamag.com/a-misdirected-application-of-ai-ethics/
Irina Raicu
Paper
AI Ethics
Mark Coeckelbergh
https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/ai-ethics
Maria Axente
Book
AI Ethics: Seven Traps
Annette Zimmerman and Bendert Zevenbergen
https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2019/03/25/ai-ethics-seven-traps/
Irina Raicu
Paper
AI Now 2019 Report
AI Now Institute
https://ainowinstitute.org/AI_Now_2019_Report.pdf
Maria Axente
Paper
AI Researchers Allege that Machine Learning Is Alchemy
Matthew Hutson
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/05/ai-researchers-allege-machine-learning-alchemy
Irina Raicu
Paper
Alexa and The Age of Casual Rudeness
Ken Gordon
https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/04/alexa-manners-smart-speakers-command/558653/
Irina Raicu
Paper
Algorithms Aren’t Racist. Your Skin Is Just Too Dark.
Joy Buolamwini
https://hackernoon.com/algorithms-arent-racist-your-skin-is-just-too-dark-4ed31a7304b8
Irina Raicu
Paper
Algorithms of Oppression
Safiya Noble
http://algorithmsofoppression.com
Maria Axente
Book
Anatomy of an AI System
Kate Crawford and Vladan Joren
https://anatomyof.ai/
Irina Raicu
Paper
Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans
Melanie Mitchell
https://www.amazon.com/Artificial-Intelligence-Guide-Thinking-Humans/dp/1250758041/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Dagmar Monett
Book
Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World
Meredith Broussard
https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/artificial-unintelligence
Maria Axente
Book
Attacks Against Machine Learning: An Overview
Elie Bursztein
https://elie.net/blog/ai/attacks-against-machine-learning-an-overview/
Irina Raicu
Paper
Automating Inequality
Virgina Eubanks
https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250074317
Maria Axente
Book
Behind the Screen - Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media
Sarah T. Roberts
https://www.behindthescreen-book.com
Maria Axente
Book
Black Software The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter
Charlton McIlwain
https://blacksoftware.com/black-software-movement/
Maria Axente
Book
Culture and Human-Robot Interaction in Militarized Spaces

Julie Carpenter

https://www.routledge.com/Culture-and-Human-Robot-Interaction-in-Militarized-Spaces-A-War-Story/Carpenter/p/book/9781472443113

Mia Shah Dand

Book

Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness
Simone Browne
https://www.dukeupress.edu/dark-matters
Maria Axente
Book
Data Feminism
Catherine DIgnazio and Lauren F. Klein
https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/data-feminism
Maria Axente
Book
Data and Goliath - The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World
Bruce Schneier
https://www.amazon.com/Data-Goliath-Battles-Collect-Control/dp/039335217X
Cortnie Abercrombie
Book
Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need
Sasha Costanza-Chock
https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/design-justice
Maria Axente
Book
Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures
Andre Brock Jr
https://nyupress.org/9781479829965/distributed-blackness/
Maria Axente
Book
Don’t Believe Every AI You See
danah boyd
https://ai.shorensteincenter.org/ideas/2018/11/12/dont-believe-every-ai-you-see-1
Irina Raicu
Paper
Ethical AI Resources

Ethical AI Resources

https://ethicalairesources.com

Dagmar Monett

Resource

Ethical IT Innovation

Sarah Spiekermann

https://www.routledge.com/Ethical-IT-Innovation-A-Value-Based-System-Design-Approach/Spiekermann/p/book/9781482226355

John Havens

Book

Ethically Aligned Design
IEEE
https://standards.ieee.org/content/dam/ieee-standards/standards/web/documents/other/ead_v2.pdf
Maria Axente
Paper
Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI
High-Level Expert Group on AI 
https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/ethics-guidelines-trustworthy-ai
Maria Axente
Paper
Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, & Big Business Re-create Race in the 21 Century
Dorothy Roberts
https://www.amazon.com/Fatal-Invention-Politics-Re-create-Twenty-first/dp/1595588345
Maria Axente
Book
Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass
Mary L Gray and Siddharth Suri
https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Work-Silicon-Building-Underclass/dp/1328566242
Maria Axente
Book
Giving Algorithms a Sense of Uncertainty Could Make Them More Ethical
Karen Hao
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612764/giving-algorithms-a-sense-of-uncertainty-could-make-them-more-ethical/
Irina Raicu
Paper
Heartificial Intelligence

John Havens

http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,0_9780698169036,00.html

Maria Axente

Book

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
Margot Lee Shetterly
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hidden-Figures-Untold-African-American/dp/0008201323
Maria Axente
Book
How AI Will Rewire Us
Nicholas Christakis
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/04/robots-human-relationships/583204/
Irina Raicu
Paper
If AI Is Going to Be the World’s Doctor, It Needs Better Books
Dave Gershgorn
https://qz.com/1367177/if-ai-is-going-to-be-the-worlds-doctor-it-needs-better-textbooks/
Irina Raicu
Paper
Joanna Brysons personal repository of papers
Joanna Bryson
http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/~jjb/web/publications.html
Joanna Bryson
Paper
Malicious Uses of AI
Miles Brundage
https://openai.com/blog/preparing-for-malicious-uses-of-ai/
Scott Hawley
Paper
Moral Deskilling and Upskilling in a New Machine Age
Shannon Vallor
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13347-014-0156-9
Irina Raicu
Paper
Programmed Inequality
Mar Hicks
https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/programmed-inequality
Maria Axente
Book
Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code”
Ruha Benjamin
https://www.ruhabenjamin.com/race-after-technology
Maria Axente
Book
Reading List for Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Irina Raicu
https://www.scu.edu/ethics/internet-ethics-blog/readings-in-ai-ethics/
Irina Raicu
Resources
Recoding Gender: Womens Changing Participation in Computing
Janet Abbate
https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/recoding-gender
Maria Axente
Book
Recommendations of the Data Ethics Commission for the Federal Government’s Strategy on Artificial Intelligence
Data Ethics Commission
https://www.bmjv.de/SharedDocs/Downloads/DE/Themen/Fokusthemen/Gutachten_DEK_EN_lang.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=3
Maria Axente
Paper
Responsible Artificial Intelligence - How to Develop and Use AI in a Responsible Way
Virginia Dignum
https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030303709
Maria Axente
Book
Should We Be Afraid of AI?
Luciano Floridi
https://aeon.co/essays/true-ai-is-both-logically-possible-and-utterly-implausible
Irina Raicu
Paper
Style Is an Algorithm
Kyle Chayka
https://www.vox.com/2018/4/17/17219166/fashion-style-algorithm-amazon-echo-look
Irina Raicu
Paper
Superior - The Return of Race Science
Angela Saini
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/607248/superior-by-angela-saini/9780807076910
Maria Axente
Book
Technically Wrong

Sara Wachter-Breacher

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/technically-wrong-sara-wachter-boettcher/1126829950

Mia Shah Dand

Book

Technology and The Virtues

Shannon Vallor

https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780190498511

Mia Shah Dand

Book

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Shoshana Zuboff
https://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/shoshana-zuboff/the-age-of-surveillance-capitalism/9781610395694/
Maria Axente
Book
The Alan Turing Institute
The Alan Turing Institute
https://www.turing.ac.uk/research/research-areas
Maria Axente
Resources
The Big Nine
Amy Webb
https://www.amazon.com/Big-Nine-Thinking-Machines-Humanity/dp/1541773756
Cortnie Abercrombie
Book
The Black Box Society
Frank Pasquale
https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674970847
Maria Axente
Book
The Costs of Connection-How Data Is Colonizing Human Life & Appropriating It for Capitalism
Nick Couldry and Ulises A. Mejias
https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=28816
Maria Axente
Book
The Ethics of Automation: Poetry and Robot Priests
David O’Hara
http://slowperc.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-ethics-of-automation-poetry-and.html
Irina Raicu
Paper
The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence: Resources
The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence.
http://www.lcfi.ac.uk/resources/
Maria Axente
Resources
The State of AI Ethics Report - June 2020
Montreal AI Ethics Institute
https://montrealethics.ai/the-state-of-ai-ethics-report-june-2020/
Abishek Gupta
Paper
The Weirdest Languages
Tyler Schnoebelen
https://corplinguistics.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/the-weirdest-languages/
Irina Raicu
Paper
Toward inclusive tech policy design: a method for underrepresented voices to strengthen tech policy documents

Batya Friedman, Meg Young, Lassana Magassa

http://techpolicylab.uw.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/TowardInclusiveTechPolicyDesign.pdf

Cortnie Abercrombie

Paper

Value Sensitive Design

Batya Friedman and David Henry

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/value-sensitive-design

Cortnie Abercrombie

Book

We Dont Need Robots that Resemble Humans
Evan Selinger
https://medium.com/s/when-robots-rule-the-world/we-dont-need-robots-that-resemble-humans-37bc79484f18
Irina Raicu
Paper
Weapons of Math Destruction
Cathy ONeil
https://weaponsofmathdestructionbook.com
Maria Axente
Book
When Are Predictions Policies?
Zachary Lipton
http://approximatelycorrect.com/2019/02/13/when-are-predictions-policies/
Irina Raicu
Paper
When Biometrics Fail Gender, Race, and the Technology of Identity
Shoshana Magnet
https://www.dukeupress.edu/when-biometrics-fail
Maria Axente
Book
Why Robustness Is Key to Deploying AI
Jacob Steinhardt and Helen Toner
https://www.brookings.edu/techstream/why-robustness-is-key-to-deploying-ai/
Irina Raicu
Paper