JUN 02, 2020 | US
Industry Seeks AI Guidance
Politico, June 2, 2020
By Alexandra Levine
Tech trade groups want Congress to direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create guidelines that help companies navigate the technical and ethical hurdles of developing artificial intelligence. In a letter to Reps. José Serrano (D-N.Y.) and Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.), whose House Appropriations subcommittee oversees NIST, the associations contend the government’s tech minds are well-positioned to suggest voluntary guidelines for AI — as they’ve done in the past for cybersecurity and privacy.
It’s a push that comes as Europe charges ahead with regulations, and U.S. firms worry their own leaders will be playing catch up. BSA | The Software Alliance, whose members include Intel, Microsoft, Oracle and Workday, led the letter. The Chamber Technology Engagement Center, Consumer Technology Association, Computing Technology Industry Association and Information Technology Industry Council also signed on.
BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life.
With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.