Kill Switch

From The Foundation for Best Practices in Machine Learning

Kill Switch


Document and implement Kill Switches according to the findings of all previous controls, taking into account (a) instructions and procedures for engaging the Kill Switch; (b) who is/are responsible for engaging the Kill Switch; (c) what impacts the engagement of the Kill Switch has on users, other parts of the Product and other systems.


To (a) guarantee that the Product can be stopped immediately if significant harms are imminent or already occurring; (b) do so in a controllable and reliable manner with minimum collateral harm.

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