Today, the White House proposed a "Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights," a set of principles and practices that seek to guide "the design, use, and deployment of automated systems," with the goal of protecting the rights of Americans in "the age of artificial intelligence," according to the White House.
"Among the great challenges posed to democracy today is the use of technology, data, and automated systems in ways that threaten the rights of the American public," reads the foreword of the blueprint.
A set of five principles developed by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy embodies the core of the AI Blueprint: "Safe and Effective Systems," which emphasizes community feedback in developing AI systems and protections from "unsafe" AI; "Algorithmic Discrimination Protections," which proposes that AI should be deployed in an equitable way without discrimination; "Data Privacy," which recommends people should have agency over how data about them is used; "Notice and Explanation," which means that people should know how and why an AI-based system made a determination; and "Human Alternatives, Consideration, and Fallback," which recommends that people should be able to opt out of AI-based decisions and have access to a human's judgment in the case of AI-driven mistakes.
"Where existing law or policy—such as sector-specific privacy laws and oversight requirements—do not already provide guidance, the Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights should be used to inform policy decisions," said the White House.
The full Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights document is available in PDF format on the White House website.