• By: CDAO Public Affairs

“It is imperative that we establish a trusted [RAI] ecosystem that not only enhances our military capabilities, but also builds confidence with end-users, warfighters, and the American public…”

- Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks : https://www.ai.mil/docs

The Responsible Artificial Intelligence (RAI) Toolkit is the cornerstone of the RAI Strategy & Implementation Pathway (RAI S&I Pathway), signed into adoption by Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks in June 2022. The RAI S&I Pathway outlines more than 60 lines of effort across the Department of Defense (DoD) for operationalizing the DoD AI Ethical Principles through the RAI Implementation Tenets, which include fostering a trusted RAI ecosystem of technical tools and guidance, educational resources, and thought leadership.

The RAI Toolkit is built upon numerous other proven RAI/AI Ethical frameworks, assessments, and toolkits. It provides a voluntary process that identifies, tracks, and improves alignment of AI projects to RAI best practices and the DoD AI Ethical Principles, while capitalizing on opportunities for innovation. Finally, the Toolkit’s intuitive flow guides the user through tailorable and modular assessments, tools, and artifacts throughout the AI product lifecycle.

 The RAI Toolkit is a living document and will be continuously enhanced. The document form is currently available DoD-wide, with an interactive user flow version set for launch in the near future. DoD civilians, military, and contractors with an active Common Access Card may access the document MVP here: https://www.milsuite.mil/book/groups/responsible-ai/pages/rai-toolkit