EPIC Urges Washington State to Pass AI Law

January 31, 2022

EPIC Counsel Ben Winters will testify today in front of the Washington State Senate Ways and Means Committee in strong support of a bill that would establish meaningful transparency and accountability around state automated decision-making systems, and ban certain dangerous applications of AI. Senate Bill 5116 requires public accounting of key information from state uses of automated decision-making, prohibits AI-enabled profiling that produces significant legal effects, and more. EPIC has advocated for algorithmic transparency for several years, has issued calls to ban face surveillance, and tracks use of AI in the Criminal Justice System.

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