DATAWorks 2022: Legal, Moral and Ethical Implications of Machine Learning

March, 2022
IDA document: D-33018
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents , Human Capital
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Alan B. Gelder See more authors
Machine-learning algorithms can help to distill vast quantities of information to support decision making. However, machine learning also presents unique legal, moral and ethical concerns – ranging from potential discrimination in personnel applications to misclassifying targets on the battlefield. Building on foundational principles in ethical philosophy, this presentation summarizes key legal, moral and ethical criteria applicable to machine learning and provides pragmatic considerations and recommendations.