- 1 Artificial intelligence regulations are now gathering attention from lawmakers.
- 2 The United States lawmakers have proposed a number of AI regulation bills.
The growth of artificial intelligence (AI) technology is not coming alone. The concerns around this emerging tech brings the need of regulation and control, and the lawmakers in the United States are stepping towards it. Recently, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the House of Representatives seeking to form a commission for the regulation of AI.
The proposal dubbed National AI Commission Act was brought in the House on June 20, 2023. It noted it will establish a commission which will look over and study the United States’ approach towards artificial intelligence.
Committee to Look for Possibilities of AI Regulations
Primarily, the bill has the objective of bringing AI regulations. Lawmakers from both the parties have come forward for the formation of this bill. Caucus Vice Chair of House Democratic Ted Lieu, Democratic Representative Anna Eshoo, and Republican Representative Ken Buck prepared the bipartisan bill.
According to the bill, the proposed national body would be working towards formulating a comprehensive framework for regulating AI with the aim to address potential risks involved with the emerging technology. The bill, as Lieu noted, would also be focusing on prevention of these potential harms if the cutting-edge technology is left unregulated.
The commission is said to include people across various fields from government officials, industry experts and representatives, and stakeholders from labor sides. The participants would be welcomed to provide their recommendations to effectively frame the AI regulations.
US Lawmakers Taking Proactive Approach
Earlier this month, the US lawmakers were reported to bring two bipartisan bills aiming for transparency and innovation with AI technology.
One bill brought by Democratic Senator Gary Peters and Republican Senators Mike Braun and James Lankford introduced the bill on Thursday, June 8. The bill talks about the importance of transparency whenever the government or any agency uses AI technology.
Everytime US government agencies would interact with the general public, they would need to inform them if AI is carrying forward the interaction. Additionally, the bill also asked for the right of people to make appeals in decisions created or taken by AI.
The second bill brought up by Democratic Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Warner and Republican Senator Todd Young proposed establishing an Office of Global Competition Analysis. The division would be keeping a close watch on other countries which are leading in AI tech development. Primarily, it will focus on watching over the innovation around the world to stay in the competition with relevant efforts.
Recently, the demand for regulation and control over artificial intelligence has been soaring along with the development of technology. Other than the US, the United Kingdom has also showcased similar concerns. An AI Task Force advisor in the UK was concerned about the regulation and control over the technology, and has cited a two-year timeline to achieve it.
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