Microsoft’s AI ethics committee helped craft internal Department of Defense contract policy, and G20 member nations wouldn’t have passed AI ethics principles if it weren’t for Japanese leadership. That’s according to a case study examining projects at Microsoft, OpenAI, and OECD out this week.
Published Tuesday, the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) case study examines how organizations are putting AI ethics principles into practice. Ethics principles are often vaguely phrased rules that can be challenging to translate into the daily practices of an engineer or other frontline worker. CLTC research fellow Jessica Cussins Newman told VentureBeat that many AI ethics and governance debates have focused more on what is needed, but less on the practices and policies necessary to implement goals enshrined in principles.