Ethics and Governance

The nation must adopt the right policies to ensure autonomous systems benefit society. Just as the design of technology has dramatic impacts on society, the development and implementation of policies can also result in intended and unintended consequences. Furthermore, proper governance structures are critical to enforce sound policy and guide the ethical impact of technology. Policy and governance must evolve simultaneously with the evolution of technology to ensure autonomous systems will serve to improve people’s lives and build a fair and ethical society.

Ethics and governance are essential to ensuring the adoption of autonomous systems into the greater society. It is difficult to overestimate the ramifications that autonomous systems will have on society. New insights are needed to understand how autonomous technologies integrate into society, and new policies must be explored and developed to ensure they will enhance our world.