Robot law pioneer Ryan Calo (previously) has published a "roadmap" for an "artificial intelligence policy...to help policymakers, investors, technologists, scholars, and students understand the contemporary policy environment around AI at least well enough to initiative their own exploration."
Calo cites a lot of our favorites, like Cathy O'Neil and Julia Angwin, and neatly breaks down the problems of safety, transparency, fairness, and displacement of workers. Calo isn't offering answers, but rather a comprehensive and well-ordered list of questions that we should be thinking about.
Topics covered include:
• Justice and equity
• Use of force
• Safety and certification
• Privacy (including data parity); and
• Taxation and displacement of labor
In addition to these topics, the essay will touch briefly on a selection of broader systemic questions:
• Institutional configuration and expertise
• Investment and procurement
• Removing hurdles to accountability; and
• Correcting mental models of AI
Artificial Intelligence Policy: A Roadmap
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