FEB 08, 2022 | US
This Senate Bill Would Force Companies To Audit AI Used for Housing and Loans
Protocol, February 8, 2022
By Kate Kaye
Legislation introduced last week would require companies to assess the impact of AI and automated systems they use to make decisions affecting people’s employment, finances, housing and more.
The Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2022, sponsored by Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden, would give the FTC more tech staff to oversee enforcement and let the agency publish information about the algorithmic tech that companies use. In fact, it follows an approach to AI accountability and transparency already promoted by key advisers inside the FTC.
A statement about the bill from software industry group BSA The Software Alliance indicated the risk factor associated with algorithmic systems could be a sticking point. “We look forward to working with the sponsors and committees of jurisdiction to improve on the legislation to ensure that any new law clearly targets high risk systems and sensibly allocates responsibilities between organizations that develop and deploy them,” wrote Craig Albright, vice president of Legislative Strategy at the trade group.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。