Regulation of Algorithmic Tools in the United States

Journal of Law and Economic Regulation, Vol. 13, p. 7, 2020

U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 21-04

17 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2021

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Christopher S. Yoo

University of Pennsylvania Law School; University of Pennsylvania - Annenberg School for Communication; University of Pennsylvania - School of Engineering and Applied Science

Alicia Lai

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

Policymakers in the United States have just begun to address regulation of artificial intelligence technologies in recent years, gaining momentum through calls for additional research funding, piece-meal guidance, proposals, and legislation at all levels of government. This Article provides an overview of high-level federal initiatives for general artificial intelligence (AI) applications set forth by the U.S. president and responding agencies, early indications from the incoming Biden Administration, targeted federal initiatives for sector-specific AI applications, pending federal legislative proposals, and state and local initiatives. The regulation of the algorithmic ecosystem will continue to evolve as the United States continues to search for the right balance between ensuring public safety and transparency and promoting innovation and competitiveness on the global stage.

Keywords: Government regulation, administrative law, public policy, artificial intelligence, AI, civil liberties, privacy, legislation, research & development funding, R&D, technical standards

Suggested Citation

Yoo, Christopher S. and Lai, Alicia, Regulation of Algorithmic Tools in the United States (2020). Journal of Law and Economic Regulation, Vol. 13, p. 7, 2020, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 21-04, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3773049

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Alicia Lai

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