At REAIM 2023, BetterBeliefs provides an intuitive, interactive way for all participants to contribute and engage with ideas for the responsible use of AI in the military domain; as well as mechanisms to measure the degree of belief in these ideas as well as the quality of evidence for and against them.
BetterBeliefs worked with Ethical, Legal and Societal Aspects (ELSA) Lab Defence Netherlands, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), the Center for Naval Analysis (CNA), the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Reichman University Modern War Institute at Westpoint, West Point Lieber Institute, and the End of War Project to facilitate an online dialogue in REAIM breakout events on weaponised drones, operationalising AI principles and civilian harm.
Larry Lewis and Daphné Richemond-Barak used BetterBeliefs to present hypotheses and evidence on using AI for humanitarian purposes and the reduction of civilian harms and published their case study on the Lieber Institute blog.
Alisha Anand (UNIDIR) chaired a session on Operationalizing Responsible AI (RAI) with Kate Devitt, Diane Staheli (CDAO, DOD), Jibu Elias and David Rowland (Head of Defence AI Centre, UK) discussed whether militaries need shared principles and values for RAI in defence, what current tools exist for operationalizing RAI, what are the gaps, and how can we upskill actors through the AI system lifecycle to operationalize RAI in the military domain?
ELSA Lab Defence TNO organised a workshop where ethical, legal and societal aspects of weaponised drones were represented as hypotheses for workshop participants to engage with and published a research memo on the workshop outcomes.