For an AI coverage nerd like myself, the Senate listening to was each encouraging and irritating. Encouraging as a result of the dialog appears to have moved previous selling wishy-washy self-regulation and on to guidelines that would really maintain corporations accountable. Frustrating as a result of the talk appears to have forgotten the previous five-plus years of AI coverage. I simply printed a narrative all the present worldwide efforts to control AI expertise. You can read it here.
I’m not the one one who feels this fashion.
“To recommend that Congress begins from zero simply performs into the business’s favourite narrative, which is that Congress is up to now behind and doesn’t perceive expertise—how might they ever regulate us?” says Anna Lenhart, a coverage fellow on the Institute for Data Democracy and Policy at George Washington University, and a former Hill staffer.
In truth, politicians within the final Congress, which ran from January 2021 to January 2023, launched a ton of laws round AI. Lenhart put collectively this neat list of all the AI regulations proposed throughout that point. They cowl every little thing from threat assessments to transparency to information safety. None of them made it to the president’s desk, however provided that buzzy (or, to many, scary) new generative AI instruments have captured Washington’s consideration, Lenhart expects a few of them to be revamped and make a reappearance in a single kind or one other.
Here are just a few to regulate.
Algorithmic Accountability Act
This invoice was introduced by Democrats within the US Congress and Senate in 2022, pre-ChatGPT, to deal with the tangible harms of automated decision-making methods, comparable to ones that denied folks ache drugs or rejected their mortgage functions.
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