How to Regulate AI

In a recent interview with Foreign Policy’s Ravi Agrawal, Alondra Nelson, Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, and architect of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights, discusses how artificial intelligence should be regulated as the unprecedented technology, and the debates surrounding it, develop.

Nelson’s research focuses on the intersection of science, technology, and politics, which informed her policy recommendations during her appointment at the OSTP. In her positions, acting director and principal deputy director for science and society of the OSTP, Nelson was situated at the forefront of AI strategy and policy where she lent her research background to policy formation. Among these policies are measures to create guardrails for AI, in order to mitigate the potentially harmful effects of the ever-growing technology.

“It’s really up to government and to lawmakers listening to their constituencies, partners in civil society to create what these sort of boundaries and guardrails are going to be, or to participate in what these boundaries are going to be.”

Watch at Foreign Policy.