Get AI right in the U.S. – vital for progress.


  • Panelists discuss the importance of the U.S. government regulating artificial intelligence.
  • Concerns range from civil rights to national security in the AI field.

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Artificial intelligence has been a topic of concern in Washington, with experts emphasizing the need for government action to regulate the technology. The panelists at the TIME 100 Talks highlighted the importance of ensuring that AI is used responsibly and ethically to safeguard against potential dangers. There is a growing recognition among lawmakers about the need to prioritize understanding, regulation, and ethical governance of AI as the technology becomes more prevalent.

The discussion touched on various issues related to AI, including the risks of biased decision-making due to biased data inputs, the necessity of having humans in the decision-making process, and the importance of bipartisan cooperation in tackling AI challenges. The panelists also emphasized the need for the U.S. government to stay at the forefront of AI innovation to maintain its global competitive edge, especially in the face of geopolitical competition with China. President Biden has taken initial steps by signing an executive order to set guidelines for tech companies working with AI models and directing government agencies to assess AI products for national security risks.

While Congress has yet to pass major AI legislation, there are discussions about establishing a new federal agency to provide unbiased information to lawmakers on AI-related issues. The panelists underscored the importance of getting AI regulation right to maintain public trust in the government.