3. Traceable.

DoD’s AI engineering discipline should be sufficiently advanced such that technical experts possess an appropriate understanding of the technology, development processes, and operational methods of its AI systems, including transparent and auditable methodologies, data sources, and design procedure and documentation.
Principle: AI Ethics Principles for DoD, Oct 31, 2019

Published by Defense Innovation Board (DIB), Department of Defense (DoD), United States

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C. Explainability and Traceability:

AI applications will be appropriately understandable and transparent, including through the use of review methodologies, sources, and procedures. This includes verification, assessment and validation mechanisms at either a NATO and or national level.

Published by The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in NATO Principles of Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence in Defence, Oct 22, 2021

Chapter 3. The Norms of Research and Development

  10. Strengthen the awareness of self discipline. Strengthen self discipline in activities related to AI research and development, actively integrate AI ethics into every phase of technology research and development, consciously carry out self censorship, strengthen self management, and do not engage in AI research and development that violates ethics and morality.   11. Improve data quality. In the phases of data collection, storage, use, processing, transmission, provision, disclosure, etc., strictly abide by data related laws, standards and norms. Improve the completeness, timeliness, consistency, normativeness and accuracy of data.   12. Enhance safety, security and transparency. In the phases of algorithm design, implementation, and application, etc., improve transparency, interpretability, understandability, reliability, and controllability, enhance the resilience, adaptability, and the ability of anti interference of AI systems, and gradually realize verifiable, auditable, supervisable, traceable, predictable and trustworthy AI.   13. Avoid bias and discrimination. During the process of data collection and algorithm development, strengthen ethics review, fully consider the diversity of demands, avoid potential data and algorithmic bias, and strive to achieve inclusivity, fairness and non discrimination of AI systems.

Published by National Governance Committee for the New Generation Artificial Intelligence, China in Ethical Norms for the New Generation Artificial Intelligence, Sep 25, 2021

3. Traceable

The department's AI capabilities will be developed and deployed such that relevant personnel possess an appropriate understanding of the technology, development processes and operational methods applicable to AI capabilities, including with transparent and auditable methodologies, data sources and design procedures and documentation.

Published by Department of Defense (DoD), United States in DoD's AI ethical principles, Feb 24, 2020

3. Scientific Integrity and Information Quality

The government’s regulatory and non regulatory approaches to AI applications should leverage scientific and technical information and processes. Agencies should hold information, whether produced by the government or acquired by the government from third parties, that is likely to have a clear and substantial influence on important public policy or private sector decisions (including those made by consumers) to a high standard of quality, transparency, and compliance. Consistent with the principles of scientific integrity in the rulemaking and guidance processes, agencies should develop regulatory approaches to AI in a manner that both informs policy decisions and fosters public trust in AI. Best practices include transparently articulating the strengths, weaknesses, intended optimizations or outcomes, bias mitigation, and appropriate uses of the AI application’s results. Agencies should also be mindful that, for AI applications to produce predictable, reliable, and optimized outcomes, data used to train the AI system must be of sufficient quality for the intended use.

Published by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), United States in Principles for the Stewardship of AI Applications, Nov 17, 2020