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New Pentagon AI ethics guidelines may set standard for government-wide policies

28 February 2020

A slew of new ethics standards governing the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for the US Department of Defense (DoD) could set a template for other US national security agencies, all of whom are in the midst of drafting ethical guidelines for the development and employment of AI-centric technologies.

"I think we have actually helped create a blueprint that other agencies will be able to use, as they roll out their appropriate adoption of AI ethics," DoD Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy told reporters at the Pentagon on 24 February. Officials from the intelligence community and the White House are working their own versions of ethical guidelines and principles for the AI technologies.

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