Microsoft responsible AI principles


AI systems should treat all people fairly

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Reliability & Safety

AI systems should perform reliably and safely

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Privacy & Security

AI systems should be secure and respect privacy

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AI systems should empower everyone and engage people

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AI systems should be understandable

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People should be accountable for AI systems

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Office of Responsible AI

ORA puts Microsoft principles into practice by setting the company-wide rules for responsible AI through the implementation of our governance and public policy work. It has four key functions.


Aether advises our leadership on the challenges and opportunities presented by AI innovations.


Responsible AI Strategy in Engineering (RAISE) is an initiative and engineering team built to enable the implementation of Microsoft responsible AI rules and processes across its engineering groups.

Responsible AI at your organization

Find resources to build principles and a governance model in your organization, as well as resources, best practices, and tools.