U.S. and EU Take Steps to Develop Regulations for AI

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer presented a framework for Congress to develop regulations for AI. The framework does not endorse any specific legislation, but it calls for prioritizing key goals, such as supporting security and innovation. The process of developing AI rules will include listening sessions so Congress can learn more from a wide range of experts and stakeholders.
Last week, the EU went a step further, advancing a draft version of its AI Act. This proposal includes bans on some uses of AI, such as emotion-recognition AI, as well as restrictions on recommendation algorithms. For a roundup of key provisions in the draft AI Act, check out this article from the MIT Technology Review.
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