The Defense Department will soon adopt a detailed set of rules to govern how it develops and uses artificial intelligence, officials familiar with the matter told Defense One.
A draft of the rules was released by the Defense Innovation Board, or DIB, in October as "Recommendations on the Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence." Sources indicated that the Department's policy will follow the draft closely.
"The Department of Defense is in the final stages of adopting AI principles that will be implemented across the U.S. military. An announcement will be made soon with further details," said Lt. Cmdr. Arlo Abrahamson, a spokesman for the Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center.
The draft recommendations emphasized human control of AI systems. "Human beings should exercise appropriate levels of judgment and remain responsible for the development, deployment, use, and outcomes of DoD AI systems," it reads.