WEAI 2023 — Assurance of Responsible AI in Personnel Management

June, 2023
IDA document: 1038161
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Human Capital , Documents
Division: Operational Evaluation Division
Rachel A. Haga, John W. Dennis See more authors
Testing and assuring responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning-enabled capabilities is a nascent topic in the Department of Defense. In general, AI and machine learning models have consequences related to edge cases, emergent behavior and lack of trust, so traditional testing is insufficient to guarantee safe and responsible AI use. While such capabilities supporting personnel processes and systems tend to carry low safety risk, several concerns might undermine the DOD’s five ethical principles for responsible AI. This presentation for the Western Economic Association International conference describes these potential issues and proposes mechanisms to assure stakeholders of the adherence to the DOD’s ethical principles.