On Friday, September 8, two U.S. senators unveiled a bipartisan legislative blueprint for artificial intelligence (AI), as Congress ramps up regulation of the emerging technology.
this frame Senators Richard Blumenthal and Josh Hawley have advanced in favor of compulsory licensing for artificial intelligence companies, making it clear that technology liability protections will not shield these companies from the law litigation.
In a statement on Comprehensive legislative program. It is expected to serve as a guide for managing the potential benefits and risks of artificial intelligence technology.
Hawley stressed that the principles outlined in the framework should serve as the basis for congressional action on AI regulation.
“We will continue to hold hearings, as well as other conversations and fact-finding with industry leaders and experts to build a coalition of support for the legislation.”
The framework recommends the establishment of a licensing regime overseen by an independent regulator. It requires AI model developers to register with the oversight entity, which will have the power to review those license applicants.
In addition, the framework recommends that Congress should clarify that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act provides legal protection for third-party content of technology companies, but does not apply to artificial intelligence applications. Other parts of the framework advocate for corporate transparency, consumer and child protection, and national security safeguards.
Blumenthal and Hawley, chairs of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Privacy, Technology and Legal Subcommittee, also revealed plans for the hearing. The hearing will include testimony from prominent figures including Microsoft Vice Chairman and President Brad Smith; William Dally, NVIDIA Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President of Research; and Woodrow Hartzog, Boston University School of Law professor.
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The release of the framework and accompanying hearing announcements come ahead of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s forum on artificial intelligence.The forum is put Leaders from major AI companies will provide lawmakers with insights on the potential benefits and risks associated with AI.
Schumer also launched an artificial intelligence framework in June. His framework outlines broad basic principles rather than the more detailed measures proposed by Hawley and Blumenthal.
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