The Pentagon Adopts Principles For Artificial Intelligence

Washington – The Pentagon is adopting new ethical principles to apply them in its use of artificial intelligence on the battlefield.

The new rules state that “an appropriate level of judgment and care must be exercised” when deploying or using artificial intelligence systems, such as those that can scan aerial images for objectives.

Defense Department officials announced the new strategy on Monday.

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The initiative adheres to recommendations made last year by the Defense Innovation Board, a group led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

An existing 2012 military directive requires that humans be in control of automated weapons, but does not address more extensive uses of artificial intelligence.

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