The term artificial intelligence (AI) always conjures up visions from Hollywood and science fiction, but it also tickles that part of our brain that is worried not about what we can do, but what we should do. This interesting topic came to us from C4ISR NET in their article, “Intel community releases framework for ethically using artificial intelligence.”

Ethics when it comes to technology is not a new concern. The United States intelligence community recently released AI principles and an ethics framework to ensure that intelligence organizations are safely and legally developing AI systems as the technology quickly evolves.

The intelligence community is a conglomerate of agencies, each tasked with a specific intelligence mission, making it difficult to verify the implementation of these ethics considerations. So a critical piece of the framework calls on AI users in the intelligence community to adequately document information about the AI technology under development. That would include explanations of the AI’s intended use, its design, limitations, related data sets and changes to its algorithm over time.

Melody K. Smith

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