Congressional Testimony on Societal Impact of AI
July 9, 2019 | Grantee News | Technology in the Public Interest

Co-founder of the AI Now Institute Meredith Whittaker testified before Congress on the societal and ethical implications of artificial intelligence alongside other experts, including Joy Buolamwini from the Algorithmic Justice League. Whittaker pointed to research and cases showing that AI systems can entrench bias and replicate harmful patterns. As AI increasingly permeates daily life with corporate and governmental applications, there is demand for more careful scrutiny and oversight. The MacArthur-supported AI Now Institute recommends ethical guidelines for AI that require more assessment of impact, transparency, and systems of accountability.

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