Ministers from the G20 nations have agreed on principles for AI that ‘respect the principles of law, human rights and democratic values.’

The G20 group includes Russia and China, which were not signatories to an earlier set of OECD principles.

The OECD document was adopted in May, 2019, by its 36 countries plus six. The OECD principles are the foundation for the G20 agreement.

The G20 principles are:

  • Inclusive growth, sustainable development and well-being
  • Human-centred values and fairness
  • Transparency and explainability
  • Robustness, security and safety
  • Accountability

Part two sets out a framework for national policies and international co-operation:

  • Investing in AI research and development
  • Fostering a digital ecosystem for AI
  • Shaping an enabling policy environment for AI
  • Building human capacity and preparing for labor market transformation
  • International co-operation for trustworthy AI


G20 ministers agree on guiding principles for using artificial intelligence JAPAN TIMES | June 8, 2019 | by Masumi Koizumi


G20 AI Principles – Full annex document