Our Pledge

Pledge of the Computing and Data Science Professional

As a responsible computing and data scientist, I aspire to

  • bring algorithms and data-driven software systems to bear on the challenges of our time;
  • improve public understanding of computing technologies and their potential for good and ill.

As a practicing professional, I will always strive to

  • respect and protect the dignity, privacy, and agency of all users, subjects, or objects of my work;
  • recognize and disclose the limitations of my work and seek help from experts as needed;
  • submit that knowingly or unknowingly my work may impact lives now and into the future; and
  • uphold my moral obligations and use my skills ethically for the public good and wellbeing of all.

With my actions, I pledge to honor my discipline and to pursue my career with the highest level of integrity and competence.