The development of technology poses serious challenges to democracy and basic values and human rights, notes the document's developers, but it is no longer possible to abandon all the benefits of automated data collection and processing systems. In order to strike a balance between the protection of privacy and progress, the White House invites all AI developers to follow five simple principles.
The authors of the paper highlight the following areas:
- Establishment of safe and efficient systems; protection against discrimination by algorithms; confidentiality of data; explanation to users of the system ' s work and notification of significant actions; possibility of choosing a person as an alternative to the machine.
The paper notes that it is not a law in itself, but combines the principles to be applied in the design of public systems that affect human rights and is recommended to all developers of automated systems.
In addition to describing the key approaches to be followed by the system, the IE Bill of Rights also provides examples of best practices in how different companies have implemented a principle in practice, noting that the document has emerged after a year of consultation with more than two dozen different departments and includes feedback from technology companies, civil society, businesses and researchers.