SIIA Submits Comments on Draft EU Artificial Intelligence Guidelines

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SIIA Submits Comments on Draft EU Artificial Intelligence (AI) Guidelines


Washington, D.C. (January 31, 2019) – 
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal association for the software and digital content industries, submitted comments today to the EU High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence on its draft AI ethics guidelines.

SIIA Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Mark MacCarthy, issued the following statement:

“These multi-stakeholder developed guidelines are a very positive approach for this important technology. We also note that such guidelines will not be uniformly applicable to all AI applications given that AI has such domain-specific applications.Should regulation be considered, it should be technology-neutral in accordance with widely supported international views, focused on preventing possible harm, domain-specific, and avoid attempting to regulate how AI could be used in general. We look forward to continue working with the High-Level Expert Group and the Commission on this issue.”