The EU’s executive—the European Commission—has published its ‘Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI.’ With the help of 52 experts, it has worked out three components, broken down into four ethical principles and seven requirements. It has more than just the number three in common with Isaac Asimov’s laws of robotics.
AI must be lawful, ethical, and robust in order to be trustworthy, says the Commission. The guidelines are not going to be laws, so they steer clear of the first component beyond acknowledging its importance. The idea is to provide a framework for achieving components two and three.