White House unveils its ‘blueprint’ for an AI Bill of Rights

Between Amazon using technology to get more productivity out of its workforce, Clearview AI harvesting our facial features, schools trying to scan children’s rooms before exams, and Facebook’s whole “accused of contributing to genocide,” the same Technologies that have brought us the wonders of the modern world have also produced some of the horrors of the modern world. And apparently the Biden administration will not accept that.

U.S. President Joe Biden points to a robotic dog named'Spot' at the Robotics Lab, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Harold L. Martin Engineering Research and Innovation Complex in Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S. April 14, 2022. REUTERS/ Leah millis

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On Tuesday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released its long-awaited draft AI Bill of Rights (BoR). The document will “help guide the design, development, and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) and other automated systems to protect the rights of the American public,” according to a White House press release.

As such, the BoR will advocate five principles: Safe and Effective Systems, Protection Against Algorithmic Discrimination, Privacy, Notice and Explanation, and Human Alternatives, Consideration and Workaround. “Put simply, systems should work, they shouldn’t discriminate, they shouldn’t use data indiscriminately,” says BoR co-author Suresh Venkatasubramanian, wrote in a tweet thread on Tuesday. “They should be visible, easy to understand and not turn off the human interlocutor.”

“There were thousands of edits and comments that made the document strong, rich and detailed,” continued Venkatasubramanian. “The AI ​​Bill of Rights, as its title suggests, reflects a consensus, a broad and deep American vision of how to govern the automated technologies that are affecting our lives.”

“Automated technologies are driving remarkable innovations and shaping important decisions that impact people’s rights, opportunities and access. The Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights is for everyone who interacts with these powerful technologies on a daily basis – and for all people whose lives have been transformed by inexplicable algorithms,” said Dr. Alondra Nelson, Associate Director, Science and Society, Office of Science and Technology Policy. “The practices outlined in the Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights are not only ambitious; They are attainable and urgently needed to build technologies and a society that works for all of us.”

The government has spent more than a year developing the BoR to its current state, including extensive outreach through panel discussions, public listening sessions and meetings with everyone from workers and activists to CEOs and entrepreneurs. In addition to the bill itself, the OSTP has also published a companion work, From Principles to Practice, which outlines concrete steps for government and NGO bodies, public and private companies alike to ensure they are acting within the framework and spirit of the document.

‘Effective implementation of these processes requires collaboration and collaboration between industry, civil society, researchers, policy makers, technologists and the public,’ states the BoR. Of course, the blueprint does not include actual enforcement mechanisms.

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