The Wire: The Bridge Builder

June 13, 2022

“The AI commission was quite unusual in our experience in how aggressively it pursued doing its work behind closed doors,” says John Davisson, the senior counsel and director of litigation at Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), which sued the commission for access to its records and ended up obtaining hundreds of pages of internal documents. “We are not opposed to a structured federal approach to AI, and getting recommendations from industry. The problem is that the industry has been steering the ship. [Schmidt] is in all of these conversations and all of these rooms. I do not think so much of our federal AI policy should be in one personʼs hands who has a vested interest.”

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