FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 7, 2020
White House Proposes U.S. AI Regulatory Principles
Today, the White House is proposing U.S. AI regulatory principles to govern the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the private sector. Through these 10 principles, developed as part of the American AI Initiative launched by President Trump, the United States is taking the lead to advance emerging technology in a way that reflects our values of freedom, human rights, and civil liberties.
Chief Technology Officer of the United States Michael Kratsios authored an op-ed in Bloomberg today explaining the significance of the regulatory principles: "AI That Reflects American Values."
The U.S. AI regulatory principles are underpinned by three goals designed to drive AI innovation:
The principles, to be delivered as a memorandum to federal agencies once finalized, will be open for public comment. When proposing any regulation on AI technologies in the private sector, agencies will have to demonstrate to the White House that the proposed regulations abide by the principles described in the memorandum.
"Building upon this Administration's record of leadership in artificial intelligence, the U.S. AI regulatory principles set the Nation on a path of continued AI innovation and discovery. By reducing regulatory uncertainty for America's innovators, increasing public input on regulatory decisions, and promoting trustworthy AI development, the principles offer the American approach to address the challenging technical and ethical issues that arise with AI technologies," said Michael Kratsios, Chief Technology Officer of the United States.
"A first-of-its-kind document internationally, these principles show the United States leading the way among likeminded nations to shape the evolution of AI technology consistent with our common values of freedom, human rights, and civil liberties. We look forward to further engagement with the AI community, American public, and international partners to ensure the advancement of robust, reliable, and trustworthy AI technologies."Click here to view the memorandum online.
Visit AI.gov to learn more about the Trump Administration's efforts in artificial intelligence.
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