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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.

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

June 19, 2023

On June 12th, The Future Society submitted a response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Request for Comment on AI accountability policies. In our response, we emphasize our concern about the rate of development and deployment of general-purpose AI systems (GPAIS), which are already exhibiting safety and security vulnerabilities, and posing threats to human safety and fundamental values.

In summary, our response puts forward the following recommendations:

  • Strengthen accountability throughout the entire lifecycle of an AI system, with particular scrutiny applied in the design and development stages of general-purpose AI systems (GPAIS).
  • Foster a trustworthy AI assurance ecosystem by promoting third-party assessments and audits, and contestability tools for impacted persons.
  • Apply a horizontal, cross-sectoral approach to federal policies and regulations for general-purpose AI systems (GPAIS).

We’re committed to steering AI development toward a future where AI benefits all of humanity, not just a select few. We’re grateful for the chance to share our vision with the U.S. NTIA and look forward to continuing to work towards robust and inclusive AI governance frameworks that protect and uphold human safety and fundamental values.

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