(Credit Rept0n1x at Wikimedia Commons) President Trump has signed the Open Government Data Act into law.This is of course an important point for those interested in the use of AI as it allows for a vital source of data (see what I did there, well vs wall) available in a consistent, orderly fashion. This replaces the executive order in respect of the… Continue reading Build the Well.
Here's a recap of what US legislators accomplished on the tech (including AI) regulation front in 2018. https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article223939600.html Spoiler alert: there's a lot of words in the article, but the answer is nothing. OK so what legislative excitements will abound in 2019? Spoiler alert: not much. This, according to the article, often because legislators don't… Continue reading Standing still.
Attribution: Foto: Jonn Leffmann Microsoft has issued a call for regulation of facial recognitiion. It relies on the principles of fairness, transparency, accountability, nondiscrimination, notice and consent and lawful surveillance. Details of these principles will follow in a further Microsoft piece. Generally teh current post posits that regulation should start now due to the large risk that… Continue reading Face first
I'm bringing back the Yakov Smirnoff Russian Reversal. You're welcome. If you are too young to remember that, you probably know more about AI than I do. A few weeks ago I was speaking about the regulation of data and how that would be dealt with. I talked about the spectrum between regulation of open… Continue reading In Soviet Russia Big Data bill you.
Photo of possible Leonardo da Vinci robot by Erik Möller. Leonardo da Vinci. Mensch - Erfinder - Genie exhibit, Berlin 2005. - Own workHere's an article about panicking less over killer robots that agrees with me, right down to the CIWS. It's nice to find that other people agree with you but it did get me to thinking a little bit… Continue reading Will no one stand with the killer robots?
A thoughtful speech by Governor Brainard of the US Federal Reserve is the counter-argument to the EU AI ethics chief's position; that regulation could hold off for now. After reviewing the increasing uses of AI (particularly machine learning) in financial services, the Governor suggests that regulators are required to consider consequences of the new technology, its risks… Continue reading Point, counterpoint.
Here's a variance on most of the AI regulation clarion calls of panic. Pekka Ala-Pietila calls for hitting the snooze button on AI regulation as he leads the development of principles for regulations (go ahead, borrow mine). There are a few things I find interesting about this. First, I do agree and have noted on this… Continue reading No time like the later.