Fifth, the principle of the rule of law.

The application of AI technology should conform to the purposes of the UN Charter and the basic principles of modern international law such as sovereign equality of states, peaceful settlement of disputes, prohibition of the use of force and non interference in internal affairs of other states;
Principle: Six AI Principles proposed by Mme Fu Ying, Jan 23, 2019

Published by Center for International Strategy and Security, Tsinghua University (Tsinghua CISS)

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(f) Rule of law and accountability

Rule of law, access to justice and the right to redress and a fair trial provide the necessary framework for ensuring the observance of human rights standards and potential AI specific regulations. This includes protections against risks stemming from ‘autonomous’ systems that could infringe human rights, such as safety and privacy. The whole range of legal challenges arising in the field should be addressed with timely investment in the development of robust solutions that provide a fair and clear allocation of responsibilities and efficient mechanisms of binding law. In this regard, governments and international organisations ought to increase their efforts in clarifying with whom liabilities lie for damages caused by undesired behaviour of ‘autonomous’ systems. Moreover, effective harm mitigation systems should be in place.

Published by European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, European Commission in Ethical principles and democratic prerequisites, Mar 9, 2018

(Preamble)

The Code of Ethics in the Field of Artificial Intelligence (hereinafter referred to as the Code) establishes the general ethical principles and standards of conduct that should be followed by participants in relation to the field of artificial intelligence (hereinafter referred to as AI Actors) in their activities, as well as the mechanisms for the implementation of the provisions of this Code. The Code applies to relationships related to the ethical aspects of the creation (design, construction, piloting), implementation and use of AI technologies at all stages that are currently not regulated by the legislation of the Russian Federation and or by acts of technical regulation. The recommendations of this Code are designed for artificial intelligence systems (hereinafter referred to as AIS) used exclusively for civil (not military) purposes. The provisions of the Code can be expanded and or specified for individual groups of AI Actors in industry specific or local documents on ethics in the field of AI, considering the development of technologies, the specifics of the tasks being solved, the class and purpose of the AIS and the level of possible risks, as well as the specific context and environment in which the AIS are being used.

Published by AI Alliance Russia in Artificial Intelligence Code of Ethics, Oct 26, 2021

· 1. Foundation of the code action

1.1. Legal basis of the Code. The Code takes into account the legislation of the Russian Federation,the Constitution of the Russian Federation and other regulatory legal acts and strategic planning documents. These include the National Strategy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence, the National Security Strategy of the Russian Federation and the Concept for the Regulation of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. The Code also considers international treaties and agreements ratified by the Russian Federation applicable to issues ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens in the context of the use of information technologies. 1.2. Terminology. Terms and definitions in this Code are defined in accordance with applicable regulatory legal acts, strategic planning documents and technical regulation in the field of AI. 1.3. AI Actors. For the purposes of this Code, AI Actors is defined as persons, including foreign ones, participating in the life cycle of an AIS during its implementation in the territory of the Russian Federation or in relation to persons who are in the territory of the Russian Federation, including those involved in the provision of goods and services. Such persons include, but are not limited to, the following: developers who create, train, or test AI models systems and develop or implement such models systems, software and or hardware systems and take responsibility for their design; customers (individuals or organizations) receiving a product; or a service; data providers and persons involved in the formation of datasets for their use in AISs; experts who measure and or evaluate the parameters of the developed models systems; manufacturers engaged in the production of AIS; AIS operators who legally own the relevant systems, use them for their intended purpose and directly implement the solution to the problems that arise from using AIS; operators (individuals or organizations) carrying out the work of the AIS; persons with a regulatory impact in the field of AI, including the developers of regulatory and technical documents, manuals, various regulations, requirements, and standards in the field of AI; and other persons whose actions can affect the results of the actions of an AIS or persons who make decisions on the use of AIS.

Published by AI Alliance Russia in Artificial Intelligence Code of Ethics, Oct 26, 2021

(Preamble)

AI Ethics Code (hereinafter referred to as the Code) establishes general ethical principles and standards of conduct to be followed by those involved in activities in the field of artificial intelligence (hereinafter referred to as AI Actors) in their actions, as well as the mechanisms of implementation of Code’s provisions. The Code applies to relations that cover ethical aspects of the creation (design, construction, piloting), integration and use of AI technologies at all stages, which are currently not regulated by the national legislation and international rules and or by acts of technical regulation. The recommendations of this Code are designed for artificial intelligence systems (hereinafter referred to as AI systems) used exclusively for civil (nonmilitary) purposes. The provisions of the Code may be expanded and or specified for individual groups of AI Actors in sectorial or local documents on ethics in the field of AI considering the development of technologies, the specifics of the tasks being solved, the class and purpose of AI systems and the level of possible risks, as well as the specific context and environment in which AI systems are being used.

Published by AI Alliance Russia in AI Ethics Code (revised version), Oct 21, 2022 (unconfirmed)

6. The norms of delegation of decisions to AI systems shall be codified through thoughtful, inclusive dialogue with civil society.

In most instances, the codification of the acceptable uses of AI remains the domain of the technical elite with legislators, courts and governments struggling to catch up to realities on the ground, while ordinary citizens remain mostly excluded. Principle 6 is intended to ensure that standards and codes of practice result from more inclusive dialogue and are grounded in truly broad consensus.

Published by The Future Society, Science, Law and Society (SLS) Initiative in Principles for the Governance of AI, Oct 3, 2017 (unconfirmed)