November 01, 2019

Pentagon advisory board releases principles for ethical use of artificial intelligence in warfare

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist: Aaron Gregg

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.

Read the full story and more in The Washington Post.


  • Paul Scharre

    Executive Vice President and Director of Studies

    Paul Scharre is the Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at CNAS. He is the award-winning author of Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence...