• Overview - Inactive

    The Safe Face Pledge was launched in 2018 as opportunity for organizations to make public commitments towards mitigating the abuse of facial analysis technology. This historic pledge prohibits lethal use of the technology, lawless police use, and required transparency in any government use.


    Among the most concerning uses of facial analysis technology involve the bolstering of mass surveillance, the weaponization of AI, and harmful discrimination in law enforcement contexts. The Safe Face Pledge provided actionable measurable steps organizations could take to follow AI ethics principles by making commitments to:

    • Show Value for Human Life, Dignity, and Rights
    • Address Harmful Bias
    • Facilitate Transparency
    • Embed Commitments into Business Practices


    The pledge was drafted by the Algorithmic Justice League and the Center on Technology & Privacy at Georgetown Law who sunset the project in February 2021.