White House urges federal agencies to implement lax AI regulations

The White House apparently doesn’t want to see too much regulation that could hamper the development of artificial intelligence (AI), according tomedia. On Tuesday, the White House unveiled 10 regulatory principles aimed at managing the development and use of private-sector AI technology. The agency has spoken to federal regulators about “fair, non-discriminatory, open, transparent, safe and secure” regulatory actions related to AI, as well as public feedback on proposed regulations.

White House urges federal agencies to implement lax AI regulations

The White House says its latest principles are designed to drive innovation and limit overregulation.

“By reducing regulatory uncertainty for U.S. innovators, increasing public input to regulatory decisions, and promoting trusted AI development, these rules provide the U.S. with challenging technical and ethical issues in AI technology,” said Michael Kratsios, Chief Technology Officer of the United States.

The rules build on the AI strategy developed by the Obama administration, which Trump later updated in his 2019 executive order.

It is reported that the White House will be publicly consulted on the new document, before finalizing the version and sent to federal agencies. The White House says intelligence agencies must prove to the White House that any proposed regulations with AI compliance with the document’s principles.