Senator Michael Bennet Spearheads AI Task Force
SENATOR MICHAEL BENNET PROPOSES BILL TO FORM AI TASK FORCE TO PROTECT PRIVACY
Artificial Intelligence is making its presence felt more and more every day. From voice software to images and video as well, it’s increasingly common and more accessible as a tool. But it is also having a huge impact in ChatGPT and other chatbots. But so far, the increased use and complexity of AI is far outstripping any kinds of regulations and laws to protect people from negative impacts the advanced technology brings with it. So Senator Michael Bennet has decided to do something to protect people from civil liberties and privacy intrusions, and will spearhead a new AI task force dedicated to that end.
AI TASK FORCE WOULD WORK TO IDENTIFY “GAPS” IN CURRENT AI GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS
Or that is the hope, anyway. Senator Bennet introduced a bill on Friday to create this AI task force. Ostensibly, it would be comprised of experts in the US government who can identify risks and work to reduce potential civil liberties intrusions. This bill to form the task force is one of the first of its kind to go before Congress for consideration. In particular, the task force would work to identify “gaps” in current AI regulation and then quickly recommend new policies to address them. AI experts on the task force would come from a number of government agencies, including the Department of Defense and the National Institute of Standards of Technology.
AI TASK FORCE FACES AN UPHILL BATTLE, AS THE TECHNOLOGY HAS A HEAD START AND EVOLVES FAST
But in many ways, this AI task force is facing an uphill battle. Bennet told media, “There’s going to be a lot of improvisation and iterative approaches to try to wrestle with this because AI is so new to everyone in the government.” We’ll have to see what this AI task force does, and when it even manages to begin its work (hopefully). But you can expect push back from companies who’s profit margins will be impacted by new regulations. Who knows? In another decade, there may even be a formal AI lobby.