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The Fifth Edition of The Athens Roundtable to take place in Washington, D.C.

The Fifth Edition of The Athens Roundtable on AI and the Rule of Law will convene in Washington D.C. on November 30th and December 1st, 2023, to examine the risks associated with foundation models and generative AI, and explore governance mechanisms that could serve to reduce these risks.

A Blueprint for the European AI Office

We are releasing a blueprint for the proposed European AI Office, which puts forward design features that would enable the Office to implement and enforce the EU AI Act, with a focus on addressing transnational issues like general-purpose AI.

October 17 2023

Model Protocol for Electronically Stored Information (ESI)

The Future Society, with support from IEEE, has developed a model protocol to assist parties seeking to establish the trustworthiness of advanced tools used to review electronically stored information (ESI) in legal discovery.

October 2 2023

Heavy is the Head that Wears the Crown: A risk-based tiered approach to governing General-Purpose AI

In this blueprint, we explain why a tiered approach makes sense in the EU AI Act and how to build a risk-based tiered regulatory regime for GPAI – the technicalities involved, which requirements should be imposed on their corresponding tiers, and how to enforce them.

September 27 2023

Giving Agency to the AI Act

Earlier this year, we conducted research comparing different institutional models for an EU-level body to oversee the implementation and enforcement of the AI Act. We’re pleased to share our memo: Giving Agency to the AI Act.

August 22 2023

Response to NIST Generative AI Public Working Group Request for Resources

TFS submitted a list of clauses to govern the development of general-purpose AI systems (GPAIS) to the U.S. NIST Generative AI Public Working Group (NIST GAI-PWG).

August 8 2023

Response to U.S. OSTP Request for Information on National Priorities for AI

Our response put forward national priorities focused on security standards, measurement and evaluation frameworks, and an industry-wide code of conduct for GPAIS development.

July 7 2023

Strengthening the AI operating environment

In a paper published at the International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Assistance for Legal Professionals in the Digital Workplace (Legal AIIA), Dr. Bruce Hedin and Samuel Curtis present an argument for distributed competence as a means to mitigate risks posed by AI systems.

June 21 2023

Response to U.S. NTIA AI Accountability Policy Request for Comment

Our response emphasized the need for scrutiny in the design and development of general-purpose AI systems (GPAIS). We encourage the implementation of third-party assessments and audits, contestability tools for impacted persons, and a horizontal regulatory approach toward GPAIS.

June 19 2023

Policy achievements in the EU AI Act

The draft AI Act approved by the European Parliament contains a number of provisions for which TFS has been advocating, including a special governance regime tailored to general-purpose AI systems. Collectively, these operationalize safety, fairness, accountability, and transparency in the development and deployment of AI systems.

June 15 2023

Byte-sized updates & we’re hiring!

The pace of AI developments has kept us busy, and we’re excited to share what we’ve been up to in this quarter’s newsletter.

May 31 2023

Cabinet of Rwanda approves National AI Policy

On April 20th, 2023, the Cabinet of Rwanda approved their National AI Policy, which TFS supported in drafting.

May 29 2023

Europe Tech Summit

The Europe Tech Summit from POLITICO Live takes place April 26-27 in Brussels.

April 26 2023

Our 2022 Annual Report

Our 2022 Annual Report provides a retrospective of our accomplishments from the past year, and a perspective on the work ahead of us in 2023.

April 18 2023

Consider supporting our work

In these turbulent times, civil society organizations like ours are doubling down on our efforts. Here are a handful of reasons why your financial support to our organization can make a significant difference.

April 10 2023