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.
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.