artificial intelligence

This article was first published in TheHill.com

By: Tony Samp

Tucked away in the 4,517-page annual defense bill that just became law is an overlooked piece of legislation on artificial intelligence (AI).

Don’t worry, America. It doesn’t make every military weapon system autonomous or require brigades of robotic infantry. Instead,
Continue Reading Landmark artificial intelligence legislation becomes law

By: Tony Samp, Steven R. Phillips, Charles Dent and Nathaniel J. Bell

The House and Senate have voted to send this year’s National Defense Authorization Act – which includes the most substantial legislation addressing artificial intelligence (AI) approved by Congress to date – to President Trump, who has
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By: Paul Hemmersbaugh

On December 3, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiated a rulemaking seeking ideas and input on proposals for a regulatory framework for automated driving systems (ADS).  This is the first time the federal government has proposed affirmative regulation of ADS, and offers a rare opportunity
Continue Reading US Department of Transportation seeks input for a regulatory framework for automated driving systems

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
Continue Reading US auto safety regulation system could better address emerging technologies

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
Continue Reading Europe: New privacy rules for connected vehicles in Europe?

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.
Continue Reading Facial recognition technology: Supporting a sustainable lockdown exit strategy?

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
Continue Reading Lawmakers propose regulatory changes affecting the self-driving vehicle industry

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