IEEE Input Recognized In U.S. Defense Innovation Board’s Recommendations on Ethical Principles for AI

The U.S. Defense Innovation Board released a report in late October 2019 outlining recommendations to the U.S. Department of Defense on the ethical use of AI.  The DIB is an governmental advisory board comprised of prominent U.S. business leaders, scholars, entrepreneurs, inventors, scientists, and technologists.  IB’s recommendations reflect significant IEEE input including the need to fund basic and applied research into transparent, explainable and understandable machine learning approaches and the importance of organizational ethical values.  IEEE’s work on Ethical Design of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, and related standards is highlighted in multiple footnotes and the report’s credits recognizes IEEE AI policy volunteers Lydia Kostopoulos and Mina Hanna, and IEEE Executive Director Steven Welby for their contributions.

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