Special Report of National Commission for Intelligent Systems Subcommittee on Regulation and Ethics in Artificial Intelligence
The field of artificial intelligence has become a significant part of the technology and general industry and the proof of this is that huge companies from all over the world are investing huge sums in developments based on artificial intelligence technologies. At the same time, the field of artificial intelligence has become a very important issue in the general strategy of various countries around the world, for the reason that no country wants to be left behind and lose strategic superiority with proven technological advantages. The State of Israel has realized that it must formulate its own strategic plan in the field of artificial intelligence, enabling it to formulate a national strategy for the coming years and ensure the continued prosperity of Israel.
After a long wait, we received approval for public publication and I am pleased to share a special report by the National Subcommittee on Artificial Intelligence and Regulation. Professors Yitzhak Ben-Israel and Evitar Matanya were responsible for producing the report detailing the State of Israel’s strategy in the field of artifical intelligence. In addition, the report offers concrete recommendations for implementation. The purpose of the report is to ensure that the State of Israel remains relevant in the technological arms race and continue to be a global leader in technological innovation. The full report has not yet been approved for publication, but there is an interim report now available to the general public.
The chairman of the committee is Prof. Karine Nahon and a dignified and earnest representation of experts from the country who have devoted quite a bit of their time to producing the report.
The report before you outlines how it is built as well as the main issues that have come up in committee discussions. The aim was to provide a practical look at each issue and provide essential tools for companies and organizations that want to make sure they do not create ethical issues during the development process.
You can also get a complete snapshot of all artificial intelligence in the world through Appendix A, which provides a brief overview of what is happening in the US and Europe and how they have defined their strategy in this area. It is recommended that you read the executive summary at the beginning of the report to understand the content of the chapters and committee recommendations.
The report consists of technological issues related to ethics and regulation in the field of artificial intelligence and is written in clear and accessible language and you will find three main chapters dealing with the whole issue:
The first chapter deals with the unique characteristics of artificial intelligence technologies, as well as the question of ethical and legal disagreements as to whether the field of artificial intelligence needs special regulatory and ethical considerations.
The second chapter deals with ethics in the use of artificial intelligence based technologies. There is a serious reference that defines familiar concepts from the content world that allow us to identify places where ethical issues can arise in product development, such as fairness, transparency, safety and more. In addition, the committee has developed a tool that can help decision makers in organizations understand in which cases they may encounter and fail ethical issues and how they can be avoided using the developed tool. In order to test the tool, a number of case studies were reviewed in which targeted ethical violations were carried out on various projects and demonstrated how the tool can be used in these types of test cases. The tool can assist both decision makers and developers during the development of different artificial intelligence systems.
The third chapter deals with the different options for the artificial intelligence regulations various aspects in the fields of ethical and legal in the field of artificial intelligence and more. In this chapter you will find a table that lists the different types of regulators as well as the pros and cons of each way of action.
The entire report is here>>AIEthicsRegulationReportHebrew