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Policy and Ethics of Intelligent Autonomous Systems
Technical Exchange Meeting

Autonomy Community of Interest
U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense

IAS Policy and Ethics Effort

Overarching Goals

  • Fully inform the Department of Defense's (DoD's) ethical and policy positions and way forward concerning Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS).
  • Equip members of the DoD enterprise to appropriately engage in the conversation, as necessary.
  • Address misconceptions across the DoD which impede progress.

Desired Outcomes

  • Recommendations for clarifications, modifications, or elaborations to relevant DoD policies and/or ethical principles, as needed.
  • Application of applicable existing guiding and ethical principles to IAS and identifications of gaps; development of recommendations to address these gaps specific to IAS.
  • A narrative by which members of the DoD enterprise can engage in the IAS policy and ethics discussions (internally & externally), as required.

March TEM

  • Engender awareness of the ongoing community work, projects, and efforts in this area.
  • Expose the DoD community to non-DoD perspectives, uses, challenges, etc.

Distinguished Presenters

Dates and Times

  • 2 March 2021, 9:00am to 3:00pm Eastern
  • 3 March 2021, 9:00am to 3:00pm Eastern
  • 4 March 2021, 9:00am to 3:00pm Eastern (limited participation)
  • 30-minute lunch breaks will be included in the daily schedule
  • Break-Out rooms will be available for discussions during presentations
  • Break-Out session requests for 4 March 2021 are no longer being accepted
  • "Lunch and Learn" sessions, providing in-depth information on select topics, will be posted prior to the TEM for viewing at your convenience.  It is suggested that they are viewed prior to the event.


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Participation Information

  • Target audience - autonomy community members from the U.S. Government, U.S. DoD, federally-sponsored laboratories, Academia, and Private Industry, and allied nation partners
  • To promote interaction, the number of participants will be limited
  • Registration confirmations began being sent to participants beginning Monday, 22 February 2021
  • Sign-ups are closed

Points of Contact

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Technical Exchange Meeting Agenda

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Break-Out session requests for 4 March 2021 are no longer being accepted

Participating Organizations

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