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ACT-IAC White Paper: Ethical Application of AI Framework



Developed by: Artificial Intelligence Working Group, ACT-IAC Emerging Technology Community of Interest
Released: October 8, 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming an influential cornerstone of the digital future as we increasingly rely on it to support and inform our world.  As organizations become more dependent upon the many technologies which comprise AI, there is a need to determine how much confidence and trust to place in them.  To accomplish this ethically, a means to determine its performance and continually monitor for mission veracity or any adverse impacts is needed. This paper addresses the overall ethical framework through an index that evaluates five core parameters underpinning the impact of AI: Bias, Fairness, Transparency, Responsibility, and Interpretability. By addressing and incorporating these five components, the framework can be used to understand the ethical automation of solutions to meet desired mission outcomes.

As organizations become more dependent upon artificial intelligence technologies, there is a need to determine how much confidence and trust to place in them. This paper is a valuable tool to help guide government and industry on Bias, Fairness, Transparency, Responsibility, and Interpretability of AI,” according to Dr. Gil Alterovitz, who leads the National Artificial Intelligence Institute at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Read the Press Release.

Document Date: 
Oct 8, 2020
Author (organization): 
ACT-IAC Emerging Technology COI
Document type: 
ACT-IAC Report
Emerging Technology