As artificial intelligence is touching almost every part of our lives, delivering us smart voice systems, driverless cars and customer service bots for banking and health care, it is time for government to learn about and act on the promise of AI and its potential perils. Yet despite the promises and dangers of AI, the U.S. government is behind the curve. “We are “flying blind in our conversations and decision-making related to AI,” according to researchers from Stanford, MIT and elsewhere.
AI is too important to ignore, too complex for simple policy solutions and too interrelated to address in siloes. It’s time for a national conversation. And no one is better positioned to start it than Congress, through the creation of a bipartisan National Commission on AI.
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