IWR Ethics Uplift Training for TASDCRC Participants

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In February 2021, Australia’s Trusted Autonomous Systems Defence Cooperative Research Centre (TASDCRC) announced their Ethics Uplift Program (EUP). The EUP will offer immediate and ongoing assistance to TASDCRC participants through consultation, advice and policy development, supported by case analysis, education and enculturation.

IWR is pleased to participate in the EUP and offers the following sponsored training to TASDCRC participants at the TASDCRC Office in Toowong, Brisbane in May and June 2021.

Law for AI Basics: 3 hours | Instructor-led in person or online.

This three-hour interactive presentation from IWR’s legal experts introduces international and domestic legal issues relevant to the design and acquisition of AI systems for use by Defence in Australia, and identifies the legal inputs to ethical AI design in Defence.

1. Introduction. This session will allow students to identify to Australian legal and ethical compliance requirements for Trusted Autonomous Systems.

2. Article 36 Weapons Review and AI. This session will teach students to identify Article 36 Review processes and issues relevant to autonomous systems.

3. Article 36 Weapons Review, facets of Ethical AI in Defence and Legal and Ethical Assurance Program Plan (LEAPP). This session will allow students to and evaluate the relationship between project Article 36 review requirements and the requirements of ethical facets of AI and LEAPP.

Participants will understand the key legal regimes that regulate the use of AI systems in building ethical AI systems from the perspective of a capability design and development. 

They will learn how to identify potential legal issues that require further consideration to streamline acquisition and introduction into services; and in particular, the legal requirements outlined in the Ethical AI in Defence Report, and learn about the legal requirements of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group and the Department of Defence relevant to the introduction of AI systems in Defence.

Some feedback from the Law for AI Basics course:

Incorporating IHL and Article 36 into AI Design & Development: 6 hours | Workshop in person or online

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Friday 04 Jun 21, 0900-1700h, Brisbane

This full-day workshop is aimed at software designers, engineers and academics to assist them to understand how and when to incorporate legal considerations relevant to the design, acquisition and use of autonomous systems in Defence. 

Participants will understand the key legal regimes that regulate the use of AI systems in  in building ethical AI systems from the perspective of a capability design and development. 

They will learn how to identify potential legal issues that require further consideration to streamline acquisition and introduction into services; and in particular, the international humanitarian law/laws of armed conflict considerations that may impact their capability design; and a detailed analysis of the legal requirements outlined in the Ethical AI in Defence Report, and learn about the legal requirements of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group and the Department of Defence relevant to the introduction of AI systems in Defence.

The Workshop will be conducted in-person and online over one day (six hours) of instructor-facilitated teaching and discussion (via Slido.com) and provides detailed analysis of the legal components of the Legal and Ethical Assurance Program Plan (LEAPP) and the content of the Article 36 weapons review and other IHL obligations. The training is divided into the following parts:

  • Part 1 – Outline of Australia’s Article 36 review obligation and process.
  • Part 2 – Issues specific to the Article 36 review of autonomous weapon systems.
  • Part 3 – Article 36 review and legal inputs to RAS-AI as part of the ADF Capability Life Cycle.
  • Part 4 – Article 36, facets of Ethical AI in Defence and Legal and Ethical Assurance Program Plan (LEAPP).
  • Part 5 – Workshop Activity: Legal Risk and Mitigation.

TASDCRC participants seeking more information on this training can contact lauren@internationalweaponsreview.com.

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The Workshop will be conducted in-person and online over one day (six hours) of instructor-facilitated teaching and discussion (via Slido.com) and provides detailed analysis of the legal components of the Legal and Ethical Assurance Program Plan (LEAPP) and the content of the Article 36 weapons review and other IHL obligations. The training is divided into the following parts:

Course Provider: Organization

Course Provider Name: International Weapons Review

Course Provider URL: https://internationalweaponsreview.com/

IWR Ethics Uplift Training for TASDCRC Participants | International Weapons Review
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The Workshop will be conducted in-person and online over one day (six hours) of instructor-facilitated teaching and discussion (via Slido.com) and provides detailed analysis of the legal components of the Legal and Ethical Assurance Program Plan (LEAPP) and the content of the Article 36 weapons review and other IHL obligations. The training is divided into the following parts:

Service Type: International Law Advice and Training

Price: On Application

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