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US government favours a hands-off approach to AI’s regulation

The white house listed 10 principles that federal agencies should consider when drafting laws and rules for the use of Artificial Intelligence in the public sector but stresses that the key concern was limiting regulatory overreach.

Michael Kratsios, chief technology officer of the United States, is set to announce the principles at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The guidelines have the potential to shape the development of innovative and valuable technologies, from autonomous vehicles to imaging medical tools. They arrive amid growing worry over the unchecked spread of AI tools, especially facial recognition. This will help facial recognition gaining prominence in the new decade. 

Kratsios says that other nations could follow America’s lead when developing its regulations for AI. He further said, “The best way to counter authoritarian uses of AI is to ensure that America and its global partners remain global hubs of innovation.”

However, some experts questions the effectiveness of these 10 principles. A senior follower at the Center for New American Society says “A lot of this is open to interpretation to each company.”

The principles are believed to be a US effort to shape AI globally. The White House wants the United States alone to define the rules when it comes to AI. The principles will officially be announced at the CES and will then be presented to the experts for further improvements, however, the first impression shows that regulations are too permissive and will help in AI innovations across the United States.

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