December 08, 2020

AI Ethical Principles Offer Strength, Opportunity

Source: National Defense Magazine

Journalist: Elliot Seckler

“Artificial intelligence will be the future, and the department ... must readily and effectively adopt its best practices if the [U.S.] wants to maintain its superpower status,” says Brian Schimpf, CEO and cofounder of Anduril Industries — a defense technology company.

But how the Defense Department merges ethics and artificial intelligence with American values will have a profound impact on future military operations, industry and the acquisitions process.

In response to the Defense Innovation Board’s October 2019 report “AI Principles: Recommendations on the Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence by the Department of Defense” former Defense Secretary Mark Esper formally adopted five AI principles — responsibility, equitability, traceability, reliability and governability — “to develop, acquire, or deploy technology with AI capabilities.”

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    Former Associate Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

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