18) AI Arms Race

An arms race in lethal autonomous weapons should be avoided.
Principle: Asilomar AI Principles, Jan 3-8, 2017

Published by Future of Life Institute (FLI), Beneficial AI 2017

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2. Autonomy

[QUESTIONS] How can AI contribute to greater autonomy for human beings? Must we fight against the phenomenon of attention seeking which has accompanied advances in AI? Should we be worried that humans prefer the company of AI to that of other humans or animals? Can someone give informed consent when faced with increasingly complex autonomous technologies? Must we limit the autonomy of intelligent computer systems? Should a human always make the final decision? [PRINCIPLES] ​The development of AI should promote the autonomy of all human beings and control, in a responsible way, the autonomy of computer systems.

Published by University of Montreal, Forum on the Socially Responsible Development of AI in The Montreal Declaration for a Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence, Nov 3, 2017

7. Peaceful use

Artificial intelligence technology should be used prudently in the military field, and the development and use of autonomous weapons should follow a rigorous risk assessment to avoid the misuse of artificial intelligence technology in the military field as a threat to global peace and stability.

Published by Shanghai Advisory Committee of Experts on Artificial Intelligence Industry Security in Shanghai Initiative for the Safe Development of Artificial Intelligence, Aug 30, 2019

AI systems should not be able to autonomously hurt, destroy or deceive humans

1. AI systems should be built to serve and inform, and not to deceive and manipulate 2. Nations should collaborate to avoid an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons, and such weapons should be tightly controlled 3. Active cooperation should be pursued to avoid corner cutting on safety standards 4. Systems designed to inform significant decisions should do so impartially

Published by Smart Dubai in Dubai's AI Principles, Jan 08, 2019

Fourth, the principle of peace.

AI technology must be used for peaceful purposes. Efforts must be made to improve its transparency and establish confidence building measures. Peaceful use of AI should be encouraged whereas LAWS arms race should be prohibited;

Published by Center for International Strategy and Security, Tsinghua University (Tsinghua CISS) in Six AI Principles proposed by Mme Fu Ying, Jan 23, 2019

10. Ban AI Arms Race

Lethal autonomous weapons, including cyber warfare, should be banned.

Published by UNI Global Union in Top 10 Principles For Ethical Artificial Intelligence, Dec 11, 2017