White House Proposes 'Light-Touch Regulatory Approach' for Artificial Intelligence

White House | January 07, 2020

Federal agencies will soon have to demonstrate that any proposed regulations for artificial intelligence technologies in the private sector abide by a new, “first-of-its-kind” series of 10 principles set forth by the Trump administration this week. In a preview call with reporters Monday and subsequent op-ed in Bloomberg Tuesday morning, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios and other senior administration officials from the White House Office of Science and Technology detailed the principles proposed to govern the future development and private sector use of AI technologies. The guidelines, published in a draft memorandum Tuesday afternoon, are “a first of their kind—from any government” insiders said, though they also emphasized that the U.S. government’s own use of the budding technology is outside the purview of the document.

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