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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California


December 12, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D­ – Los Angeles County) introduced bipartisan legislation called the Fundamentally Understanding the Usability and Realistic Evolution of Artificial Intelligence (FUTURE of AI) Act with Congressmen John Delaney (D–MD) and Pete Olson (R–TX) to create a federal advisory commission to study artificial intelligence issues. Comprised of members from federal agencies, industry, academia and labor organizations, the commission would advise the government on how to regulate and prepare for advancements in AI. Reps. Lieu, Delaney and Olson are members of the Artificial Intelligence Caucus, which was created in the 115th Congress to inform policymakers of the technological, economic and social impacts of advances in AI. This is a companion to a Senate bill introduced by Senator Cantwell.

“Artificial intelligence is already reshaping the future of nearly every major industry. With thoughtful investment, American ingenuity in AI can transform our economy and help the United States remain the global standard-bearer of innovation. As a leader in this space, the U.S. is responsible for determining how to deploy these new technologies safely and wisely—especially considering the potential economic, legal and ethical implications of AI. I am proud to join my colleagues Rep. Delaney and Rep. Olson in bringing together a diverse group of experts to tackle these fundamental questions. Used correctly, AI can transform society for the better.  Used in a nefarious manner, AI can wreak havoc on society.