WHO Guidance on Ethics and Governance of AI for Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a report titled “WHO Guidance on the Ethics and governance of artificial intelligence for health”, on 28 June 2021. It is the result of 2 years of consultations held by the WHO Expert Group on Ethics and Governance of AI for Health.

During the release meeting held by WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General said: “Like all new technology, artificial intelligence holds enormous potential for improving the health of millions of people around the world, but like all technology it can also be misused and cause harm,”.

The English version can be found at:


The news release from WHO can be found at:


Professor Yi Zeng, the director of our research center, contributed to this report as one of the expert of the WHO Expert Group on Ethics and Governance of AI for Health, appointed by WHO.

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There is no official Chinese translation by WHO. The following Chinese version was produced by the International Research Center for AI Ethics and Governance at Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, for general information purposes only. No liability is assumed for the accuracy of the translation.

The Chinese version can be found as the following: