Taddeo & Blanchard on Ethical Principles for Artificial Intelligence in National Defense

Mariarosaria Taddeo (Oxford Internet Institute) and Alexander Blanchard (The Alan Turing Institute) have posted “Ethical Principles for Artificial Intelligence in National Defence” (Philosophy & Technology) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

Defence agencies across the globe identify artificial intelligence (AI) as a key technology to maintain an edge over adversaries. As a result, efforts to develop or acquire AI capabilities for defence are growing on a global scale. Unfortunately, they remain unmatched by efforts to define ethical frameworks to guide the use of AI in the defence domain. This article provides one such framework. It identifies five principles — justified and overridable uses; just and transparent systems and processes; human moral responsibility; meaningful human control; reliable AI systems – and related recommendations to foster ethically sound uses of AI for national defence purposes.