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Jan. 19: AI Policy and Stakeholder Tracking Report

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Today is January 19, 2024, and here are the key policymaker and stakeholder actions on AI you need to know: In Washington, Democratic senators want the Justice Department to examine the impact of AI-powered facial recognition technology on civil rights. Meanwhile, SEC Chair Gary Gensler expressed concern that a lack of diversity among AI model offerings in the financial sector could make the financial system too fragile. State lawmakers in Hawaii, Utah, and other states introduced new proposals to address the use of AI in elections. In Virginia, Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) issued guidelines covering the use of AI in classrooms and within the state’s IT infrastructure.

In this issue:

  • Washington in Focus: Degree requirements are hurting government’s AI recruitment efforts, House lawmakers and experts say.

  • Around the Nation: Pennsylvania’s Attorney General led a letter joined by 26 states that demands the FCC restrict the usage of AI in marketing phone calls.

  • Across the Pond: One of the EU’s top AI regulators explains why we need risk-based rules to build trust in AI systems.

  • Global Highlights: The World Health Organization urged governments around the world to screen the use of AI models in healthcare settings.

  • Outside Views: To stop AI killing us all, first regulate deepfakes, argues researcher Connor Leahy.

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