This will be a cheap and easy blog post. Emphasis on cheap. Here is a terrific article updating legislative and government initiatives on artificial intelligence in the United States. It's lengthy and starts at the top with Presidential and White House initiatives and continues through the House and the Senate. Further reviews of government agency and… Continue reading Compare and contrast.
A new US senate bill has been introduced to regulate machine learing algorithms. The content is discussed here. What caught my eye was the definition of "automated decision system." I have suggested previously that a definition of artificial intelligence is important for successful regulation. This appears to be a be a work around. Rather than define artificial… Continue reading Undefined
(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.