(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?
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.
This article that contains some Microsoft views provides helpful thoughts on where we are on pertinent regulation of data and AI. Consideration begins with the local regimes, even though a company is global in reach. So local laws will be honoured, but on a policy basis, some countries might be avoided. The article references human… Continue reading Glocal.
Here's the draft AI in Government Act from the US Senate. It proposes the development of a policy lab to ensure that AI (never defined, by the way, as if we all just know what that means) as used by the feds is in the best interest of the public. It asks that the lab bring… Continue reading Run robots, here comes the government.
I like this story about wil.i.am's views on AI and the optimism expressed. There are many many frets and worries about all the negatives that will come from AI, whether bias, out of control cars, weapons rampant and job disruption, boom boom pow, everything is going to go wrong. Some of these may come true, but… Continue reading Where is the love?
California has signed a bill into law (see what I did with the headline and the photo?) that makes it "unlawful for any person to use a bot to communicate or interact with another person in California online, with the intent to mislead the other person about its artificial identity for the purpose of knowingly deceiving… Continue reading California seals it.