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April 12, 2024

NIST finds useful lessons for ethical AI in landmark ’79 research paper

By Charlie Mitchell / February 20, 2024

A group of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology is pointing to the 1979 “Belmont Report” on the use of human subjects in research as an important piece of guidance for “ethical AI research” based on “respect for persons, beneficence and justice.”

“We looked at existing principles of human subjects research and explored how they could apply to AI,” NIST social scientist Kristen Greene said in a Feb. 15 release. “There’s no need to reinvent the...

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