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Implementing the DoD's Ethical AI Principles

January 2022 Podcast
Alexandrea Van Deusen, Carol J. Smith

In this SEI podcast, Alex Van Deusen and Carol Smith, both with the SEI's AI Division, discuss a recent project in which they helped the Defense Innovation Unit of the U.S. Department of Defense to develop guidelines for the responsible use of AI.

“Is AI the most efficient or effective way to solve it? So, some of those planning questions even get down to the root of, is this really the right direction you should go with your strategy for solving a problem?”

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Software Engineering Institute

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Abstract

Alexandrea Van Deusen and Carol Smith, both with the SEI's AI Division, discuss a recent project in which they helped the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) of the U.S. Department of Defense to develop guidelines for the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI), based on the DoD's Ethical Principles for AI. These guidelines can serve as a guide for organizations in industry and government to implement responsible AI considerations into practice in real-world programs.

 

About the Speaker

Alexandrea Van Deusen

Alexandrea Van Deusen

Alexandrea Van Deusen is an assistant design researcher in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Division at the SEI. She began her SEI career as a multimedia designer on the Communication Design team. ...

Alexandrea Van Deusen is an assistant design researcher in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Division at the SEI. She began her SEI career as a multimedia designer on the Communication Design team. Her role as a design researcher focuses on collaborating with others to understand challenges and design solutions that meet research and business objectives, and planning and implementing design research that supports SEI technical research. Van Deusen holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Miami.

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Carol J. Smith

Carol J. Smith

Carol Smith is a senior research scientist in human-machine interaction with the Emerging Technology Center (ETC) Division at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI). In this ...

Carol Smith is a senior research scientist in human-machine interaction with the Emerging Technology Center (ETC) Division at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI). In this role Smith contributes to research and development focused on improving user experiences (UX) and interactions with the nation’s artificial intelligence (AI) systems, robotics, and other emerging technologies. Smith’s research includes human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, ethics, and human-machine teaming. Smith is also an adjunct instructor for Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute where she has taught both bachelor and master’s level courses. Smith served two terms on the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) international board, is a contributor to the IEEE 7008 working group, and an editor for the Journal of Usability Studies. Prior to joining the SEI, Smith spent 19 years working in industry, conducting user experience research to improve human experiences and has been working to improve AI systems since 2015. Most recently as senior UX researcher for autonomous vehicle experiences at Uber ATG (now Aurora) and senior design manager and Discovery Tribe leader at IBM’s Watson. Smith holds a master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University.

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