by Paul Hemmersbaugh

In August 2020, the Inspector General for the US Department of Transportation announced it has initiated an audit of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s oversight of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Among other things, such a review could generate recommendations for regulatory system changes to better
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By Tony Samp and Saxby Chambliss

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) has published its second in a quarterly series of recommendations to federal policymakers for adapting US national security policies and practices to rapidly evolving AI technologies.

Among the key recommendations in the report are proposals to
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On July 8, 2020, the House Financial Services Committee’s Taskforce on Artificial Intelligence held a hearing entitled “Exposure Notification and Contact Tracing: How AI Helps Localities Reopen Safely and Researchers Find a Cure.”

In his opening remarks, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL), chairman of the task force, stated that
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Advances in AI technology and IoT are rapidly bringing connected and self-driving cars into our daily lives. To address the issues this new reality will bring, the European Data Protection Board has adopted draft guidelines on processing personal data in the context of connected vehicles and mobility related applications.

To
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Technology has played a dominant role during the lockdown and will be a key aspect of ensuring the transition back to normality is successful. This article discusses recent trends, particularly in Ireland, Denmark and China, regarding the adoption of facial recognition technology (FRT) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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by Paul Hemmersbaugh

In a non-coronavirus-related update, last week the US Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a number of changes to the standards that regulate motor vehicle safety in the United States seeking to ease certain safety requirements for Automated Driving Systems (“ADS”). The proposed changes
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Following the publication of a White Paper on AI by the European Union on 19 February 2020, which we analysed here, we, together with H5, IEEE and the Future Society, hosted a roundtable discussion on AI and rule of law with participants from the European Commission, Council of
Continue Reading In Europe, deployment of AI will be regulated. But how?

The House Financial Services Committee created its Task Force on Artificial Intelligence to determine how to use AI in the financial services industry and examine issues surrounding algorithms, digital identities, and combating fraud. On February 12, the task force held its latest hearing, “Equitable Algorithms: Examining Ways to Reduce
Continue Reading Task Force on Artificial Intelligence hearing – key testimony on challenges and opportunities

On February 19, 2020, the European Commission presented its White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – A European Approach to Excellence and Trust, a much-anticipated policy document setting out concrete measures and proposed regulation with the objective of promoting the development, uptake and use of AI applications, while also addressing the resulting fundamental rights challenges.

The document has raised concerns among companies about whether new rules on AI will negatively impact businesses developing or deploying AI solutions across the EU. Feedback on the white paper can be provided until May 19, 2020.


Continue Reading AI Outlook: Europe initiates AI regulation introducing the principle of trustworthy AI

By Tony Samp and Steven R. Phillips

In the latest issue of AI Outlook − a new DLA Piper publication that reports on the latest developments around artificial intelligence in Washington − we discuss the fiscal year 2021 federal budget proposal unveiled by the White House this week, which would
Continue Reading AI Outlook: White House proposes doubling artificial intelligence budget