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Rise of the Machines: Artificial Intelligence and Its Growing Impact on U.S. Policy   [open pdf - 299KB]

"Beginning in February of 2018, the Subcommittee on Information Technology of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a series of hearings on artificial intelligence (AI). In connection with those hearings, majority and minority staff met jointly with experts from academia, industry, and government, and reviewed multiple reports from leading AI experts. Through these efforts, several points became evident. First, AI is an immature technology; its abilities in many areas are still relatively new. Second, the workforce is affected by AI; whether that effect is positive, negative, or neutral remains to be seen. Third, AI requires massive amounts of data, which may invade privacy or perpetuate bias, even when using data for good purposes. Finally, AI has the potential to disrupt every sector of society in both anticipated and unanticipated ways. In light of that potential for disruption, it's critical that the federal government address the different challenges posed by AI, including its current and future applications. The following paper presents lessons learned from the Subcommittee's oversight and hearings on AI and sets forth recommendations for moving forward."

Author:Hurd, Will
Kelly, Robin L.
Publisher:United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (2007-)
Date:2018-09
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: https://oversight.house.gov/
Format:pdf
Media Type:application/pdf
URL:https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=816362
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