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US develops ethical code for AI operations, but questions remain over implementation

23rd March 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Gerrard Cowan in Belfast


The US DoD’s new ethical principles for AI look to a future where such technologies are fielded at scale. However, implementation will be key with the military preparing for a sustained and thorough process, the DoD has told Shephard.

Five principles were formally adopted in late February. At the time, DoD Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy said that AI is the Pentagon’s top technology modernisation priority, and the principles aim to lay the foundation for the ethical design, development and deployment of such systems.

The principles were developed over a 15-month period, during which the Defense Innovation Board

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Gerrard Cowan


Gerrard Cowan

Gerrard Cowan is an author having recently published his world-renowned book 'The Machinery'. He …

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