APR 28, 2023 | US
'Watershed Moment' Has Experts Like BSA Calling for Increased Federal Regulation of AI
Broadband Breakfast, April 28, 2023
By Em McPhie
BSA | The Software Alliance’s Vice President of Global Policy Aaron Cooper appears on panel to discuss how industry leaders are calling for regulation of artificial intelligence.
Effective AI oversight should distinguish between the different risk levels of various AI use cases before determining the appropriate regulatory approaches, said Aaron Cooper, vice president of global policy for the software industry group BSA.
“The AI system for [configuring a] router doesn’t have the same considerations as the AI system for an employment case, or even in a self-driving vehicle,” he said.
There are already laws that govern many potential cases of AI-related harms, even if those laws do not specifically refer to AI, Cooper noted.
“We just think that in high-risk situations, there are some extra steps that the developer and the deployer of the AI system can take to help mitigate that risk and limit the possibility of it happening in the first place,” he said.
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 help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.
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.