By: Tony Samp, Steven R. Phillips and Ignacio E. Sanchez

As the Biden administration staffs up and Capitol Hill lawmakers begin to contemplate post-pandemic priorities, countering China’s advances in artificial intelligence and other disruptive technologies has emerged as a major driving force for US policymakers.

While Washington sees maintaining and extending US leadership in technological innovation as a vital national security imperative, progressive elements of the Democratic majorities in the House and Senate may be expected to apply cautionary breaks and install regulatory guardrails to rapid technology development such as AI algorithmic impact assessments, audits and penalties for developers of AI applications.

We examine the latest developments in our most recent issue of AI Outlook, a DLA Piper publication that reports on artificial intelligence bills and trends and what they mean for businesses. Learn more about emerging technology and AI initiatives, priorities on Capitol Hill and key congressional players here.