Sharing LinkedIn’s Responsible AI Principles

February 22, 2023

Co-authors -  Blake Lawit and Ya Xu

Editors Note: This post originally appeared on LinkedIn's Official Blog.

LinkedIn was founded with a clear vision to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. In 2023, we are seeing transformative advances in AI that have the potential to help us accelerate our progress toward that vision. 

AI is not new to LinkedIn. LinkedIn has long used AI to enhance our members’ professional experiences.  By leveraging the power of AI, we help our members connect, increase productivity, and achieve success in their careers.  

While AI has enormous potential to expand access to opportunity and ultimately transform the world of work in positive ways, the stakes are high. The use of AI comes with risks and potential for harm. That’s why, consistent with our commitment to build a trustworthy platform, we must continue to use AI responsibly.  Inspired by, and aligned with, Microsoft’s leadership in Responsible AI, we are sharing the Responsible AI Principles that we use at LinkedIn to guide our work: 

  • Advance Economic Opportunity: People are at the center of what we do. AI is a tool to further our vision, empowering our members and augmenting their success and productivity. 

  • Uphold Trust: Our commitments to privacy, security, and safety guide our use of AI. We take meaningful steps to reduce the potential risks of AI.

  • Promote Fairness and Inclusion: We work to ensure that our use of AI benefits all members fairly, without causing or amplifying unfair bias.  

  • Provide Transparency: Understanding of AI starts with transparency. We seek to explain in clear and simple ways how our use of AI impacts people. 

  • Embrace Accountability: We deploy robust AI governance, including assessing and addressing potential harms and fitness for purpose, and ensuring human oversight and accountability. We are committed to learning from, and helping, others as AI best practices, norms and laws evolve.

Underlying these principles is our commitment to listen and learn about how AI can continue to be a tool to accelerate progress towards economic opportunity for all.