US federal agencies release a joint statement on AI

In a joint statement released today, the Federal Trade Commission, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission outlined a commitment to enforce their respective laws and regulations to promote responsible innovation in automated systems.

The agencies said they would work together to ensure that automated systems are designed, developed and deployed in ways that respect civil rights, fair competition, consumer protection and equal opportunity. They also said they would engage with stakeholders including industry, academia, civil society and the public to foster awareness and understanding of the benefits and challenges of automated systems.

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