This workshop summary has some interesting and practical (by which I mean things you could actually put into practice) ideas about how to engage in AI regulation. The suggestions of having the ability to look back to see how AI made decisions or acted as well as generalist investigative or oversight bodies are not ones… Continue reading An AI watchdog and other practical thoughts.
I set up a whole blog about regulating artificial intelligence and some guy suggests that's impossible. It's understandable why people feel that way, really. To some extent the task seems fairly impossible in that there are a myriad of areas to consider and the use of technology seems to be far outpacing any kind of government… Continue reading Well that’s depressing.
Previously I described Google's white paper on AI regulation, released not long ago. Here are a few more thoughts about it (you'll have to have reference to the paper as I mention some specific items in it): Many of these discussions on AI regulation still begin with the premise that we know what we mean by AI.… Continue reading Some further thoughts on the Google AI governance white paper.
(I got lotsa white paper. And why is it always called a white paper?) Google's white paper on AI governance has been released (January 22) and is an imporant read given the source. It calls for "concrete, context-specific" government action on AI regulation with five areas for consideration: -explainability standards -fairness appraisal -safety considerations -human-AI collaboration,… Continue reading Google’s AI Governance white paper calls for regulatory clean up.
(Photo by Endlisnis licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.) The Israel Innovation Authority (a publicly funded agency under the direction of the Israeli Ministry of the Economy) has a recently released Innovation Report 2018 that contains a chapter entitled The Race for Techonological Leadership. Primarily this chapter considers the importance of AI in maintaining a competive edge… Continue reading Is a lowered bar more innovative?
(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.