Introduction to Responsible AI in the DoD

Understand why responsible AI must be at the forefront of any decision making before, during and after deploying these technology solutions across the DoD enterprise.

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About This AI Course

The U.S. Department of Defense will become an artificial intelligence-ready enterprise by 2025. In support of this evolution, its workforce—both military and civilian—must have the right level of knowledge and skills to best utilize AI solutions in support of mission requirements.

As the DoD continues to embrace AI as a force multiplier, it is imperative that the Department adopts responsible behavior, processes and outcomes that reflect its commitment to ethical principles of AI. Every DoD and government contractor employee supporting this mission space is responsible for escalating ethical and safety concerns of AI solutions.

Because AI enables autonomy, decision making and system execution at incredibly fast speeds, strong ethical considerations must go into its design and deployment. In this course, you delve into the five ethical AI principles adopted by the DoD and their applications the AI lifecycle: design, development and test/evaluation.

What You Will Learn

  • Define the five DoD ethical AI principles
  • Describe the concepts of bias, limitations and discrimination in AI technology
  • Describe the DoD tenets for responsible AI implementation
  • Identify ethical and safety concerns of AI solutions

This course is aligned with the DoD AI and AI Education strategies. It is one of seven FedLearn courses designed for the Employ AI archetype (or employee group)—the largest in the Department.

Who Should Take This Course

This course is perfect for any DoD, U.S. Intelligence Community or government contractor professional who must understand the principles of responsible AI and how it impacts their work responsibilities.


Prior completion of the FedLearn course, Introduction to AI/Machine Learning Concepts & Terminology (AIDATA109), is strongly recommended.

This course is part of the FedLearn Employ AI archetype learning path.

After completing this course, it is also highly recommended to take the other courses that are part of this learning path—Data Visualization (AIDATA107), Basic Data Management (AIDATA108), Design Thinking (AISPT101) and Cyber Risks and Vulnerabilities (AICYBER101)—to continue to advance your knowledge.

Course Certificate

To achieve a course certificate of completion, you must score 80 percent or higher on graded lesson quizzes and a final exam.

Course Format

Self-paced, online training course

Course Pricing

Individual courses are $124.99 (per person)

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Continuing Education Unit Credits

This course provides .2 CEUs.