On 20th June, a bipartisan group of legislators in the United States introduced a bill called the National AI Commission Act that would study the approach of the country toward artificial intelligence. The primary objective of the bill revolves around creating and maintaining regulations in the AI industry.
The act comes at the same time several consumer protection groups in the EU have urged regulators to conduct investigations on AI models that are behind popular chatbots. The National AI Commission Act, a bipartisan bill, was introduced by Representatives Ken Buck, Ted Lieu, and Anna Eshoo. The bill has proposed the creation of a national body to create a comprehensive framework for regulating Artificial Intelligence.
The National AI Commission Act Could Promote Strategies To Deal With AI Technology
The National AI Commission Act aims at addressing the many risks that are associated with AI technology, with Lieu emphasizing the importance of preventing harm that could come up from unregulated AI. The commission will also be bringing together experts, industry representatives, government officials, and labor stakeholders to achieve this.
Their collective efforts will be focusing on providing recommendations for effective regulation of AI- according to the lawmakers. The President of the Center for AI and Digital Policy, Merve Hickok, also voiced his support for the National AI Commission. She stated that the proposal was both crucial and timely, as it would be establishing essential regulations for AI- whilst facilitating public involvement in shaping the national strategy for AI.
The creation of the National AI Commission Act does come after multiple calls from quite a few influential figures in the tech industry- such as Elon Musk, and others.