Democrats want feds to target the 'black box' of AI bias

US lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require large companies to audit machine learning-powered systems — like facial recognition or ad targeting algorithms — for bias. The Algorithmic Accountability Act is sponsored by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), with a House equivalent sponsored by Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY). If passed, it would ask the Federal Trade Commission to create rules for evaluating “highly sensitive” automated systems. Companies would have to assess whether the algorithms powering these tools are biased or discriminatory, as well as whether they pose a privacy or security risk to consumers. The Algorithmic Accountability Act is aimed at major companies with access to large amounts of information.... Continue reading…

Democrats want feds to target the 'black box' of AI bias

Congress is starting to show interest in prying open the "black box" of tech companies' artificial intelligence with oversight that parallels how the federal government checks under car hoods ...

Wed 10 Apr 19 from

Democrats Introduce Bill Requiring Tech Companies To Check Algorithms For Bias

Inside Silicon Valley, the consensus is that artificial intelligence will be the most important technology for the next decade. Okay, but what the hell does that mean for the rest of us?Read ...

Wed 10 Apr 19 from Gizmodo

Senate bill would require tech companies to police their algorithms for bias - CNET

Automated decision systems would have to be tested for accuracy, fairness, discrimination, privacy and security under the bill.

Wed 10 Apr 19 from CNET

Senate bill would make tech companies test algorithms for bias

It's well established that algorithms can exhibit bias, however inadvertently, and a trio of US politicians believe they can do something about it. Senators Cory Booker, Yvette ...

Wed 10 Apr 19 from Engadget

U.S. lawmakers propose bill to fight bias in tech companies' algorithms

U.S. lawmakers proposed a bill on Wednesday that would require major tech companies to detect and remove any discriminatory biases embedded in their computer models, underscoring Washington's ...

Wed 10 Apr 19 from Reuters Technology

Democrats draw up bill that would require tech platforms to assess algorithmic bias

Democratic lawmakers have proposed a bill to address the algorithmic biases lurking under the surface of tech’s biggest platforms. The bill, known as the Algorithmic Accountability Act, ...

Wed 10 Apr 19 from TechCrunch

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