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Pentagon reaches important waypoint in long journey toward adopting ‘responsible AI’

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There’s a lot to unpack in the Pentagon’s new high-level plan of action to ensure all artificial intelligence use under its purview abides by U.S. ethical standards. Experts are weighing in on what the document means for the military’s pursuit of this crucial technology. In many ways, the Responsible AI Strategy and Implementation Pathway, released last week, marks the culmination of years of work in the Defense Department to drive…

Pentagon unveils long-awaited plan for implementing 'responsible AI'

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Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks signed the Responsible Artificial Intelligence Strategy and Implementation Pathway (RAI S&I pathway) on Tuesday marking a highly anticipated next step in the Defense Department’s carrying out of its AI Ethical Principles adopted more than two years ago. The 47-page document directs the sprawling Pentagon’s strategic approach for operationalizing those foundational principles and, more broadly, communicates a framework for how DOD will deliberately leverage AI…

Pentagon names new chief of responsible artificial intelligence

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The Pentagon has tapped artificial intelligence ethics and research expert Diane Staheli to lead the Responsible AI (RAI) Division of its new Chief Digital and AI Office (CDAO), FedScoop confirmed on Tuesday. In this role, Staheli will help steer the Defense Department’s development and application of policies, practices, standards and metrics for buying and building AI that is trustworthy and accountable. She enters the position nearly nine months after DOD’s…