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Pentagon Sets AI Ethics Rules, Says Tech Industry Angst ‘Hyped’

Feb. 24, 2020, 7:20 PM

U.S. Defense Dept will use five principles to guide “responsible” use of artificial intelligence, saying it will try to minimize unintended bias in its technologies.

  • The rules are “an excellent conversation starter,” Lt. General Jack Shanahan says at the Pentagon, adding technology industry workers aren’t as opposed to working with the military as some people might think
    • Their “angst is a little hyped,” says Shanahan, the director of the joint artificial intelligence center, referring to Google’s decision to not renew the Project Maven contract, which involves using artificial intelligence to analyze drone footage

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