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White House proposes AI regulation guidelines

When they’ve not been planning further ways to destroy the world, The Trump administration has been working regulation guidelines regarding the way that AI is used in modern life.

The areas it hopes to cover include transportation and medicine as well as other industries.

However, The Whitehouse has decided to have as little interference as possible, giving only broad guidance to federal agencies. This is something which experts feel may actually hinder the regulation of AI. Part of this being due to the lack of accountability relating to robots taking on human roles that often have high levels of responsibility.

Considerations

In a memo from Russell Vought, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, it was said that agencies “must consider fairness, non-discrimination, openness, transparency, safety, and security”. The letter also noted that AI innovation and growth must not be needlessly hampered.

Certain forms of AI, such as facial recognition, will not be affected by the new rules as they will focus on how federal agencies devise new AI regulations from the private sector. This is potentially worrying during a time when artificial intelligence is on the rise and now more than ever, it needs to be accepted in the mainstream.

US-focused tech

Michael Kratsios, chief technology officer of the United States told the technology website Wired that the guidelines are in place to try and ensure AI is developed safely and transparently. Kratsios also stated that the guidelines should reflect American principles, especially when considering other countries are also working on AI agendas.

The US has also rejected working alongside other nations on global AI partnership programmes.

 

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