A Hippocratic Oath For Technologists

The oath is built upon three fundamental pillars: proactively understanding the ethical implications of technology for all stakeholders, telling the truth about the capabilities, advantages, and disadvantages of a technology, and acting responsibly in situations you find ethically challenging.

The oath may be taken by students at universities after understanding its basic definitions and implications, and it may also be discussed with technology firms and human resources departments to provide the necessary support and understanding for their employees who wish to abide by the norms of this oath.

This site lays the foundations for the arguments and requirements of a unified movement, as well as a call for a forum for signing up for the oath to enable its wide-spread dissemination.

Our purpose with this site is to make this oath accessible for everyone and to start a unified movement that gathers signatures of people who are willing to sign up for the oath.

History: Neely Center Director, Ali Abbas, met with Ron Howard, Professor at Stanford University and Director of Decisions and Ethics center, and Max Senges, from Google to scribe the initial phases of a Hippocratic Oath for technologists.