Regulating AI starts with data privacy

15/08/2023 | The Hill

In an op-ed for The Hill, Open Society Foundations US Executive Director Laleh Ispahani discusses the need for safeguards around the use of artificial intelligence to protect individuals but cautions that it's important to remember AI is just one part of a much larger threat. Ispahani writes about the need for a wide-ranging technology policy that includes protecting the privacy of all Americans. Unfortunately, the US lacks a comprehensive data protection law, leaving its citizens' personal decisions and identities at risk. As the use of AI increases, robust rules around the collection, sale and use of data are becoming more important than ever. Ispahani concludes that focusing on data privacy is a crucial first step in regulating AI.

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