White House unveils guidelines for AI regulations

The White House on Tuesday proposed 10 principles for federal agencies to consider when developing laws and regulations for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in a variety of fields.

Regulations created by agencies should encourage “fairness, non-discrimination, openness, transparency, safety, and security,” the memo distributed by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recommended.

The advisory agency stressed that new rules should be preceded by “risk assessment and cost-benefit analyses,” and must incorporate “scientific evidence and feedback from the American public.”

“The U.S. AI regulatory principles set the Nation on a path of continued AI innovation and discovery,” White House chief technology officer Michael Kratsios said in a statement.

“By reducing regulatory uncertainty for America’s innovators, increasing public input on regulatory decisions, and promoting trustworthy AI development, the principles offer the American approach to address the challenging technical and ethical issues that arise with AI technologies.”