The Ethics of AI in Defence

Start time: 12.00pm AEST. Join the Victoria Division Australian Society for Defence Engineering and the Information, Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering College on a presentation of how ethical AI is being applied in Defence.
The Ethics of AI in Defence

 

Join the Victoria Division Australian Society for Defence Engineering and the Information, Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering College on a presentation of how ethical AI is being applied in Defence.

The presentation will discuss the concept of artificial intelligence and potential uses of artificial intelligence for decision-making and autonomy across warfighting and rear-echelon contexts in Defence.

Discussion will reference the DSTG report ‘A method for ethical AI in Defence’ and the five facets of ethical AI for Defence emerging from the report:

  • Responsibility – who is responsible for AI?
  • Governance – how is AI-controlled?
  • Trust – how can AI be trusted?
  • Law – how can AI be used lawfully?
  • Traceability – How are the actions of AI recorded?

 

The presentation will conclude with four tools to assist Defence and industry in developing and reviewing AI systems for Defence: The ‘Data Ethics Canvas’ by the Open Data Institute, an AI Checklist A-F for the development of ethical AI systems, an Ethical AI Risk Matrix to describe identified risks and proposed treatment and Data Item Descriptor (DID) for contractors to develop a formal Legal and Ethical Program Plan (LEAPP) to be included in project documentation for major programs that included a significant AI component.

 

Speaker

Dr Kate Devitt

Chief Scientist, Trusted Autonomous Systems Defence CRC

 

Dr Devitt is a transdisciplinary science leader who uses her expertise in philosophy (epistemology, cognitive science and ethics) to enable the development of autonomous systems that incorporate ethical, legal, and regulatory structures to achieve social license to operate and trusted adoption.

In 2020 she was on the ADF Covid-19 task force providing specialised advice regarding social and ethical aspects of data, technology and AI systems that may be considered, developed and employed as part of the Operation.

Dr Devitt is currently working on The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) AI Strategic Challenge for Ethics & Law, is a member of NATO's 'Human Systems Integration for Meaningful Human Control over AI-based systems' working group and a contributor to UNIDIR discussions on frameworks for human control of robotics and autonomous systems.

Date:
15 / 06 / 2021 - 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Registration Closes
15 / 06 / 2021 11:30 am
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Cost
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  • Student: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
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