Ethical Considerations for the Use of Machine Learning in Military Personnel Management, How Should Analysts Behave? Philosophical Foundations and Action Framework WEAI 2021

June, 2021
IDA document: P-22652
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Authors:
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Alan B. Gelder, Julie A. Lockwood, Cullen A. Roberts, Ashlie M. Williams, Kathleen M. Conley See more authors
Concerns about legal, moral, and ethical risks of machine learning are increasingly relevant within the Department of Defense as decision-makers seek to apply machine learning for a wide range of purposes. 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 for its use in the personnel management context.