Jordan on Wednesday approved “National Charter for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics” as part of its policy to develop national regulatory frameworks to ensure “responsible” use of AI technologies.
A cabinet session headed by Prime Minister Dr. Bishr Khasawneh, passed the charter and circulated the document to all ministries, public institutions and departments for compliance.
The charter also seeks to find a common ethical base that regulates development of artificial intelligence technologies, based on human and religious values, and Jordanian society’s customs and traditions and raise awareness on dangers resulting from AI practices outside the “responsible and safe” ethical framework.
The charter provides a set of basic ethical principles that include: accountability, transparency, impartiality, respect for personal privacy, promotion of human values and other guidelines that promote rule of law, human rights, democratic values and diversity.
The guidelines take into account the most important ethical issues for AI use and protection of creativity and intellectual property rights.