‘The development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) concerns the future of the whole society, all humankind, and the environment.’

A combination of universities, institutes, and companies have launched 15 principles to guide the evolution of artificial intelligence in China. Known as ‘The Beijing Principles,’ the document calls for the ‘healthy development’ of AI to achieve ‘a community of common destiny, and the realization of beneficial AI for humankind and nature.’

The document names three areas of focus:

Research and development

  • Do Good
  • For Humanity
  • Be Responsible
  • Control Risks
  • Be Ethical
  • Be Diverse and Inclusive
  • Open and Share


  • Use Wisely and Properly
  • Informed-consent
  • Education and Training


  • Optimizing Employment
  • Harmony and Cooperation
  • Adaptation and Moderation
  • Subdivision and Implementation
  • Long-term planning

More details under each heading are in the document.

Several prominent organizations in China endorsed the principles, including the Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence (BAAI), Peking University, Tsinghua University, Institute of Automation and Institute of Computing Technology in Chinese Academy of Sciences, and large companies such as Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, among others.

The principles were released by the Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence (BAAI), an organization backed by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the Beijing municipal government. 


Beijing AI Principles
Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence | May 25, 2019