The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has issued two related sets of guidance to intelligence agencies on ethical principles and practices in the use of artificial intelligence.
“The IC leads in developing and using technology crucial to our national security mission, and we cannot do so without recognizing and acting on its ethical implications,” DNI John Ratcliffe said in a statement. “These principles and their accompanying framework will help guide our mission leads and data scientists as they implement technology to solve intelligence problems.”
One, called the Principles of Artificial Intelligence Ethics for the Intelligence Community describes factors to be considered when deciding whether and how to use the technology.
The other, called the Artificial Intelligence Ethics Framework for the Intelligence Community, includes guidance for employees on whether and how to procure, design, build, use, protect, consume, and manage AI and other advanced analytics.