The Australian government has signed the Declaration on Responsible Military Use of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy, committing to promoting the safe and secure development and deployment of artificial intelligence in warfare.
The political declaration, led by the United States, recognizes that AI will be utilized for various applications, from managing logistics to assisting in decision-making and calls on states to use the technology in adherence to international legal obligations and humanitarian law.
“Australia will continue to engage actively in the international agenda towards the responsible research, development, deployment and application of AI,” Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles said in a statement.
Since it was launched in February, 31 nations around the world have endorsed the political declaration. According to the White House, signatories include Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Singapore, Japan, Sweden and the United Kingdom.