Guidance on Federal AI Regulations Coming Shortly, Federal CTO Says
US Federal Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios on Tuesday said the government will soon publish a first set of regulations governing the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. According to Kratsios, the document will have legal force and will “set the tone globally on the way that we can be pro-innovation while also protecting American safety.”
The Federal CTO did not specify when the document would be published. An executive order on AI signed by Trump in February of this year stated that regulations of this kind should be released by mid-August of this year.
Kratsios said the memorandum would provide important guidance for various government agencies because “whether you’re the [Federal Aviation Administration] trying to regulate drones, whether you’re [the Transportation Department] trying to regulate autonomous vehicles, whether you’re the [Food and Drug Administration] trying to regulate AI-powered diagnostics, there are certain questions now that are fundamentally different around your regulatory approach because of the use of this particular technology.”