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nasa framework for the ethical use of artificial intelligence (ai)The NASA Framework for the Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides six key principles to guide NASA's use of AI. The principles are NASA's AI must be 1. Fair, 2., Explainable and transparent, 3. Accountable, 4. Secure and safe, 5. Human-centric and societally beneficial, and 6. Scientifically and technically robust. The framework describes each ethical AI principle, and then applies that principle to NASA work. The framework also includes a list of questions practitioners should use to guide their AI work. Finally, the framework focuses on concrete, practical considerations for the next five - ten years, while also beginning to lay the foundation for longer-term disruptive change as human-level (or beyond) AI is created.
Document ID
20210012886
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Edward Mclarney
(Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia, United States)
Yuri Gawdiak
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States)
Nikunj Oza
(Ames Research Center Mountain View, California, United States)
Chris Mattmann
(Jet Propulsion Lab La Cañada Flintridge, California, United States)
Martin Garcia
(Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, United States)
Manil Maskey
(Marshall Space Flight Center Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, United States)
Scott Tashakkor
(Marshall Space Flight Center Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, United States)
David Meza
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States)
John Sprague
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States)
Phyllis Hestnes
(Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland, United States)
Pamela Wolfe
(Stennis Space Center Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States)
James Illingworth
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States)
Vikram Shyam
(Glenn Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Paul Rydeen
(Stennis Space Center Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States)
Lorraine Prokop
(Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, United States)
Latonya Powell
(Marshall Space Flight Center Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, United States)
Terry Brown
(Marshall Space Flight Center Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, United States)
Warnecke Miller
(Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, United States)
Claire Little
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States)
Date Acquired
March 31, 2021
Publication Date
April 5, 2021
Subject Category
Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Funding Number(s)
WBS: 689807.98.06.23.03.01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Technical Review
NASA Peer Committee
Keywords
Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Ethics
Fairness
Explainable and Transparent
Accountable AI
Secure and Safe
Human Centric
Societally Beneficial
Scientifically and Technically Robust
Data Science
Artificial Narrow Intelligence
Artificial General Intelligence
Artificial Super Intelligence
Robotic Process Automation

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