U.S. authorities reiterate enforcement focus on AI discrimination


Officials at four U.S. agencies warned Tuesday they are prepared to act against bias or discrimination that involves artificial intelligence (AI).

A joint statement issued by Rohit Chopra, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB); Kristen Clarke, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division; Charlotte Burrows, chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and Lina Khan, chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), said existing laws against discrimination apply to the use of automated systems, including AI.

By issuing the statement, the agencies reiterated their commitment to monitor AI and promote responsible innovation.

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