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We Need Intelligent Government Policy on AI, not an AI Regulatory Agency

My recent InfoWorld blog took aim at Elon Musk’s recent call for regulation of AI research.  While a deregulation-minded Washington is unlikely to set up a new federal AI agency to oversee AI applications and research, Musk insists that he wants exactly that. In remarks after his comments to the National Governors Association meeting, Musk clarified that “the process of seeking the insight required to put in place informed rules about the use and development of AI should start now. Musk compared it to the process of establishing other government bodies regulating use of technology in industry, including the FCC and the FAA. “I don’t think anyone wants the FAA to go away,” he said.” But this is even more worrisome.  He is proposing establishing an agency with full regulatory authority over every use of AI.  After setting up such an omnibus regulatory structure, then he wants the agency to figure out what it should do! But this ...


SIIA Texas State Profile Highlights Significant State Policy Changes In Time for SxSWedu

The education sector is convening in Austin, TX this week for SxSWedu, showcasing leading educators  and the latest innovations in technology and digital learning. SIIA is also showcasing its work with the release of its first state policy profile: Around the Nation: Doing Business in Texas Schools. The report provides a guide to the many state policies, regulations and programs impacting Texas school districts and their school service providers.