To our allies and partners,

I want to thank you for your commitment to the Political Declaration on Responsible Military Use of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy.

Developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) present states and their militaries with both opportunities and challenges as we strive for a more stable and secure international environment.

Responsible militaries will develop and use AI-enabled capabilities in innovative ways to strengthen protections for civilians in armed conflict, improve decision-making and logistics, and enhance humanitarian and disaster relief. Such responsible uses of military AI capabilities can have tremendous benefits—whereas irresponsible deploying AI-enabled capabilities without proper design, testing, or training could lead to unintended and dangerous results.

Ensuring the responsible development and use of AI by militaries requires global action. This Political Declaration is designed to meet this moment by jointly committing us to a set of critical norms, including complying with international humanitarian law, properly training personnel, building critical safeguards, and subjecting capabilities to rigorous testing and legal review.

This Declaration marks the beginning of an important dialogue among responsible states regarding the implementation of these foundational principles and practices. Together, we will build on this important first step by implementing and strengthening the measures contained in the Political Declaration through further dialogue and collaboration.

The United States is committed to doing our part, and we look forward to working together with our partners on this endeavor for years to come.

Thank you for joining in this vital and groundbreaking initiative.

Sincerely,

Kamala Harris

U.S. Department of State

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