US Furthers its Regulation of Technology

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The next steps in #Technology #Regulation in the #US have been outlined around two measures. First, safeguarding children with limited online usage, raising the age limit (yes there’s an age limit) and setting required default options which were previously under parental controls for kids under the age of 16. Second is a measure following the EU where #AI (artificial intelligence) is regulated to limit the assumptions a computer can make on its own without human intervention. US National Artificial Intelligence Initiative.

When it comes to protecting kids online there is bipartisan support. Democrat Richard Blumenthal (CT) and Republican Marsha Blackburn (TN) co-sponsored legislation they are calling the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA). #kosa.

“They began to see that the enemy wasn’t always outside the home many times it was inside the four walls of the home and it was coming at their child off of a device,” - Senator #Blackburn.

“It provides them with tools, options safeguards to disable the addictive features, to disarm the algorithms and protect their information,” - Senator #Blumenthal.

There’s a theme emerging that the #algorithms #social networks implement are of concern and most of the new regulation looks to curb that technology.

AI regulation is inevitable but the US has been good about not stifling innovation in the process. Anyone can imagine the risk that may be taken by inventors as more and more hardware becomes #opensource. Consider the topics and questions such as: Is it possible for an AI to file a #patent? If AI creates a piece of #art, is the AI the #NFT holder? The list goes on.

Look for a comprehensive post bringing together what all this regulation and privacy action means for data and technology thus analytics and data science 🤓.


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