P7010 Ballot

Sponsor Ballot Invitation

Important! To participate, you must have access to myProject through an IEEE Web Account.

Enrollment Date: You must enroll as a SA member of the ballot group by 22 May 2019, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

IEEE Standard Document Information

The IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Society/Wellbeing Metrics Standard for Ethical Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems invites you to participate in the SA Ballot for P7010 –¬†Wellbeing Metrics Standard for Ethical Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems

Scope: This standard establishes wellbeing metrics relating to human factors directly affected by intelligent and autonomous systems and establishes a baseline for the types of objective and subjective data these systems should analyze and include (in their programming and functioning) to proactively increase human wellbeing.

Purpose: The Wellbeing Metrics Standard for Ethical Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems enables programmers, engineers, and technologists to better consider how the products and services they create can increase human wellbeing based on a wider spectrum of measures than growth and productivity alone. Today, affective systems utilizing emotion recognizing sensors are quantified primarily by their economic value in the marketplace beyond their efficacy within certain fields (psychology, etc). While it is often understood that ethical considerations for intelligent and autonomous systems might hinder innovation by the introduction of unwanted regulation, without metrics that value mental and emotional health at both an individual and societal level, innovation is impossible to quantify. The introduction and use of these metrics for programmers and technologists means that beyond economic increase human wellbeing can be measured and better improved.

Enrollment Instructions

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  1. Log onto myProject; click the link for “myBallot”.
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  3. Scroll down until you find the open ballot group of interest to you; then scroll over to the right margin and click “join” under the “Actions” column.
  4. Enter or select an affiliation from the drop-down menu (appearing as you key in your affiliation in the Organization window), select your classification category, and click “OK” at the bottom of the screen. You will receive an on-screen confirmation that you successfully joined the group.

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You can either enroll in a single ballot by paying a per ballot fee ($306 USD) or you can join the IEEE SA by choosing an option link below. Joining the IEEE SA entitles you to participate in as many sponsor ballots as you like for the year.

Obligations And Responsibilities of Balloters

Balloting group members have an obligation to respond during the balloting period; failure to return a ballot may disqualify the balloter from participation in future balloting groups.

Once the document is ready to be balloted, you will receive a notification via email. You will typically have 30 days to review the document and return the ballot with your vote. By agreeing to participate in this ballot you have an *obligation* to respond. Failure to return a completed ballot may disqualify you from participating in future ballots.

Thank you for your interest in this ballot.


For more information or if you have questions please contact Christy Bahn: c.bahn@ieee.org