The Commission on Artificial Intelligence Competitiveness, Inclusion, and Innovation assembled by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Engagement Center published its report and recommendations, which emphasize education, training, and regulation.
The commission’s main recommendations focus on four key elements. First, the adjustment of curricula in schools and higher education institutions. Second, the encouragement to invest resources in training the existing workforce and hiring high-quality and skilled workforce from abroad. Third, the promotion of a legal framework for adequate protection of intellectual property in products of artificial intelligence. Fourth, the creation of rules of conduct for the use and testing of artificial intelligence for military purposes.
The commission recommends five cornerstones for the regulation of the use of artificial intelligence:
• Efficiency. Policymakers must assess the relevance of the existing legislation, and fill the legislative gaps (if any), in a way that enables effective enforcement and provides legal certainty.
• Collegiality. Federal agencies in the U.S. must cooperate to formulate regulations regarding the use of artificial intelligence at the federal level. The use of artificial intelligence is a cross-sector, complex and rapidly changing feat. It requires a strategic and coordinated approach across agencies.
• Neutrality. Legislation should focus on the applications and implications of artificial intelligence, rather than the technology itself. It must be flexible enough to allow industry adaptation. It should not be a “one size fits all”, but rather allow developers to operate in a flexible and industry-adaptable manner.
• Flexibility. New legislation should encourage independent and non-binding risk assessments in the private sector. Policymakers must act to develop “soft” legislation, in collaboration with the private sector, technological experts, civil society, and the government.
• Proportionality. When examining the gaps in the existing legislation, policymakers should adopt a risk-based approach that is balanced and proportional to create the legal framework for artificial intelligence.
Based on these five cornerstones, the committee presented its recommendations in the key areas of skilled workforce, global competition, and protection of national security interests.
Click here to read the full report and recommendations of the Commission on Artificial Intelligence Competitiveness, Inclusion, and Innovation assembled by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Engagement Center.