This guide provides good practices for business leaders to advance language for equity and inclusion within artificial intelligence (AI) systems and machine learning (ML). The practices focus on management strategies and actions to take throughout the product lifecycle.

The guide also includes key understandings on language, power, and AI that informed the practices. We include tools to execute on certain practices.

Part of the initial research that informed this work was funded by Google.

Interested in going deeper?

Read our paper on Advancing social justice through linguistic justice: Strategies for building equity fluent NLP technology presented at the Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization Conference (EAAMO ’21) and published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Read our action plan on NLP Tools to Promote Justice, that outlines actions to advance justice in NLP research and development, co-authored with participants from our workshop at the 2022 Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency Conference (FAccT).