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New Thune, Klobuchar Bill Is a Good Start to Congressional AI Policy

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) released the Artificial Intelligence Research, Innovation and Accountability Act, which takes a lighter-touch approach to AI regulation. While there are some necessary changes needed to the proposal to protect entrepreneurialism and innovation, this is a positive development to congressional policy conversations on AI.

“We appreciate Sens. Thune and Klobuchar’s efforts to avoid EU-style, heavy-handed AI regulation. This is a promising start to legislating around the AI issue,” said Carl Szabo, NetChoice Vice President & General Counsel. “AI is just a tool, and bad actors abusing this tool should be punished, not the tool itself. That should be reflected in policymaking. While we hope to see some changes to the bill, we think this is a positive step, and we look forward to working with the sponsors to ensure innovation in America is allowed to grow and thrive.” 

You can find the full text of the bill here

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