January 8, 2020
The White House on Tuesday proposed regulatory principles to govern the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) used in transportation, medicine and other industries.
The new guidelines aim to limit authorities’ ‘overreach’ and mandate officials consider ‘fairness, non-discrimination, openness, transparency, safety and security’ when creating regulations for the technology.
However, this proposal will not affect how federal agencies such as law enforcement use AI, but is specifically designed to limit to how federal agencies create new AI regulations for the private sector.
In a fact sheet, the White House said federal agencies should ‘conduct risk assessment and cost-benefit analyses prior to any regulatory action on AI, with a focus on establishing flexible frameworks rather than one-size-fits-all regulation.’
However, the technology raises ethical concerns about control, privacy, cyber security and the future of work, companies and experts have said.
The Trump administration wants to instill fairness across all industries using the technology, while providing the public with ‘transparency, safety, and security.’
This article was posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 5:30 am