December 08, 2020

AI Ethical Principles Offer Strength, Opportunity

Featuring Megan Lamberth

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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  • Megan Lamberth

    Associate Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Megan Lamberth is an Associate Fellow for the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. Her research focuses on U.S. strategy for emerging technologies and the key com...