Driving The Day
Today is November 6, 2023, and here are the key policymaker and stakeholder actions on AI you need to know: In Washington, Politico reports a lack of expertise on AI issues has not stopped lobbying shops from marketing themselves as experts to companies trying to navigate the evolving AI policy landscape. On Capitol Hill, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Rep. Jay Obernolte (R-CA) penned an op-ed arguing for a national data privacy standard, claiming legislation is in the works. Meanwhile, a group of more than 100 state lawmakers from 30 different states are coordinating their AI policymaking efforts, with a Connecticut senator in the lead. In the EU, a major sticking point in negotiations over the AI Act may have a solution if lawmakers can agree on a narrow set of exceptions for law enforcement’s use of real-time facial recognition technology.
Washington in Focus: Biden quietly tapped Obama to help shape his AI strategy.
Around the Nation: A New Jersey high schooler is calling for AI regulation after manipulated pornographic images of her and others were shared online.
Across the Pond: Tech bosses hope driverless car laws will clear the road for the UK software industry.
Global Highlights: Why China’s involvement in the U.K. AI Safety Summit was considered so significant by some.
Outside Views: AI developer Anthropic shares its thoughts on the Biden executive order, the G7 code of conduct, and the Bletchley Park summit.
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