By Tony Samp and Steven R. Phillips

As breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and related technologies continue to advance quickly, lawmakers in Congress and federal regulatory agencies are increasingly focused on enacting policies to govern these disruptive innovations.

In the first six months of the 116th Congress, more than 20 separate pieces of legislation were introduced related to AI, machine learning and facial recognition, with the potential for significant impact on the tech industry, as well as on companies in a wide range of other sectors that use AI systems. Concerns regarding regulation or outright bans of certain AI applications pose a challenge for the technology as a whole and the ability of policy makers to support further AI development.

AI Outlook, our newest publication, will review the latest developments around AI in Washington, provide a roundup of bills that have been introduced in the current session of Congress, and discuss what these trends mean for your business. Read the first issue here.