Doctors are licensed. Some construction engineers are licensed. Health departments can pull the permit of an unsafe restaurant to operate. It’s all for public safety. The same goes for AI. This article discusses how “Using artificial intelligence in sensitive areas like criminal justice and healthcare should be regulated.” It goes further.

For instance, workers at Google criticized the search giant’s executives for considering signing a Defense Department contract that involved helping the government use image-recognition technology for military-purposes. Amid the backlash, Google dropped out of a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the agency, citing its internal policies against using machine learning for warfare and surveillance.

Microsoft has urged “thoughtful government regulation” of facial recognition technology. All this is something to watch.

Check It Out: The Proper Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

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  1. John Martellaro

    There are many organizations that advise Congressional staff on policy making. Here is just one.

    When necessary, new technical advisory committees are formed. Seldom do the actual lawmakers develop technical legislation themselves.

    • palmac

      As was painfully obvious during the Google meeting, few congresspeople consult, or even listen to, tech advisory organizations. Republicans find it easier to just appoint tech lobbyists to federal positions rather than learn even the slightest bit of tech knowledge.

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