(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.
(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 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.
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.
Here's a summary of proposed legislation by a Senator Greenleaf (see what I did there in the title of this post) and Senator Stewart from the Pennsylvania State Senate. It doesn't seem like the legislation is drafted or publicly available yet. The gist is to be: ... require all risk algorithms or artificial intelligence programs to… Continue reading Turning over a new leaf?