Hoping to prepare for what many see as a coming revolution in weaponry enabled by artificial intelligence ― and convince a skeptical public that it can apply such innovations responsibly ― the U.S. military is taking early steps to define the ethical boundaries for how it will use such systems.
On Thursday, a Pentagon advisory organization called the Defense Innovation Board published a set of ethical principles for how military agencies should design AI-enabled weapons and apply them on the battlefield. The board’s recommendations are not legally binding. It now falls to the Pentagon to determine how and whether to proceed with them.
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