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Democrats want feds to target the 'black box' of AI bias

Phys.org - Wed 10 Apr 19

Congress is starting to show interest in prying open the "black box" of tech companies' artificial intelligence with oversight that parallels how the federal government checks under car hoods ...

New Bill Aims To Hold Tech Companies Accountable For Their Shitty Algorithms

Gizmodo - Thu 11 Apr 19

Over the years, tech companies have found a convenient scapegoat for some of their most egregious mistakes in a voiceless part of their operations—their algorithms. But a bill introduced on ...

Democrats Introduce Bill Requiring Tech Companies To Check Algorithms For Bias

Gizmodo - Wed 10 Apr 19

Inside Silicon Valley, the consensus is that artificial intelligence will be the most important technology for the next decade. Okay, but what the hell does that mean for the rest of us?Read ...

Senate bill would require tech companies to police their algorithms for bias - CNET

CNET - Wed 10 Apr 19

Automated decision systems would have to be tested for accuracy, fairness, discrimination, privacy and security under the bill.

Senate bill would make tech companies test algorithms for bias

Engadget - Wed 10 Apr 19

It's well established that algorithms can exhibit bias, however inadvertently, and a trio of US politicians believe they can do something about it. Senators Cory Booker, Yvette ...

U.S. lawmakers propose bill to fight bias in tech companies' algorithms

Reuters Technology - Wed 10 Apr 19

U.S. lawmakers proposed a bill on Wednesday that would require major tech companies to detect and remove any discriminatory biases embedded in their computer models, underscoring Washington's ...

Democrats draw up bill that would require tech platforms to assess algorithmic bias

TechCrunch - Wed 10 Apr 19

Democratic lawmakers have proposed a bill to address the algorithmic biases lurking under the surface of tech’s biggest platforms. The bill, known as the Algorithmic Accountability Act, ...

A new bill would force companies to check their algorithms for bias

The Verge - Wed 10 Apr 19

US lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require large companies to audit machine learning-powered systems — like facial recognition or ad targeting algorithms — for bias. ...