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.
Principle: Shanghai Initiative for the Safe Development of Artificial Intelligence, Aug 30, 2019

Published by Shanghai Advisory Committee of Experts on Artificial Intelligence Industry Security

Related Principles

1. Artificial intelligence should be developed for the common good and benefit of humanity.

The UK must seek to actively shape AI's development and utilisation, or risk passively acquiescing to its many likely consequences. A shared ethical AI framework is needed to give clarity as to how AI can best be used to benefit individuals and society. By establishing these principles, the UK can lead by example in the international community. We recommend that the Government convene a global summit of governments, academia and industry to establish international norms for the design, development, regulation and deployment of artificial intelligence. The prejudices of the past must not be unwittingly built into automated systems, and such systems must be carefully designed from the beginning, with input from as diverse a group of people as possible.

Published by House of Lords, Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence in AI Code, Apr 16, 2018

2. Artificial intelligence should operate on principles of intelligibility and fairness.

Companies and organisations need to improve the intelligibility of their AI systems. Without this, regulators may need to step in and prohibit the use of opaque technology in significant and sensitive areas of life and society. To ensure that our use of AI does not inadvertently prejudice the treatment of particular groups in society, we call for the Government to incentivise the development of new approaches to the auditing of datasets used in AI, and to encourage greater diversity in the training and recruitment of AI specialists.

Published by House of Lords, Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence in AI Code, Apr 16, 2018

5. The autonomous power to hurt, destroy or deceive human beings should never be vested in artificial intelligence.

There is a significant risk that well intended AI research will be misused in ways which harm people. AI researchers and developers must consider the ethical implications of their work. The Cabinet Office's final Cyber Security & Technology Strategy must explicitly consider the risks of AI with respect to cyber security, and the Government should conduct further research as how to protect data sets from any attempts at data sabotage. The Government and Ofcom must commission research into the possible impact of AI on conventional and social media outlets, and investigate measures which might counteract the use of AI to mislead or distort public opinion as a matter of urgency.

Published by House of Lords, Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence in AI Code, Apr 16, 2018

d) Technological sovereignty

Technological sovereignty: the assurance of the necessary level of Russian Federation self sufficiency in the field of artificial intelligence, including that achieved through the predominant use of domestic artificial intelligence technologies and technological solutions developed on the basis of artificial intelligence;

Published by Office of the President of the Russian Federation, Decree of the President of the Russian Federation on the Development of Artificial Intelligence in the Russian Federation in Basic Principles of the Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence Technologies, Oct 10, 2019

8. Open cooperation

The development of artificial intelligence requires the concerted efforts of all countries and all parties, and we should actively establish norms and standards for the safe development of artificial intelligence at the international level, so as to avoid the security risks caused by incompatibility between technology and policies.

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