Anyone who has read science fiction can tell you that killer robots are a problem. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, better known as the IEEE, wants to do something about it.
On Tuesday, the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems released a report aimed at encouraging engineers and researchers to think ethically when they’re building new intelligent software and hardware.
The report, titled “Ethically Aligned Design,” is aimed at bringing the care of humans into the creation of artificial intelligence. It clocks in at over a hundred pages in length, but there are a few key themes that surface from the report. It calls for more transparency about how automated systems work, increased human involvement, and care for the consequences of systems design.