One of the major practices AI is turning upside-down is how government should exercise its regulatory role to provide public protection and equity while also supporting private innovation and economic growth. Much careful thought and LOTS of discussion, perspective and ideas are required.
The U.S. federal government is continuing that discussion with an upcoming set of guidelines for federal agencies on how to incorporate AI into their regulatory responsibilities. I certainly don't expect this to be definitive, but it advances our understanding of how we want to use AI at least by being non-theoretical - I hope these guidelines will be practical and applicable to day-to-day work. We will test them, see the impacts and hopefully change them rapidly. This is how effective change happens.
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“This will be the first document that has legal force around the way that agencies should be looking at regulating artificial intelligence technologies . . . I think it will set the tone globally on the way that we can be pro-innovation while also protecting American safety.”