The Hume Initiative is a nonprofit effort charting an ethical path for empathic AI

A Vision for AI

Serving Human Well-being

Empathy is essential to ensuring that algorithms are optimized for our well-being. But AI that recognizes cues of human emotions also poses risks.

Who We Are

The Hume Initiative brings together AI researchers, ethicists, social scientists, and legal scholars.

To steer the development of empathic AI, we are establishing guidelines and best practices for the use of AI that understands cues of our emotions.

Our Mission

We aim to ensure that empathic AI is used to improve human emotional well-being.

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