2. Equip AI Systems With an “Ethical Black Box”

Publisher: UNI Global Union

Full transparency in an AI system should be facilitated by the presence of a device that can record information about said system in the form of an “ethical black box” that not only contains relevant data to ensure transparency and accountability of a system, but also includes clear data and information on the ethical considerations built into said system. Applied to robots, the ethical black box would record all decisions, its bases for decision making, movements, and sensory data for its robot host. The data provided by the black box could also assist robots in explaining their actions in language human users can understand, fostering better relationships and improving the user experience. The read out of the ethical black box should be uncomplicated and fast.