Industry-led AI accountability mechanisms are safe and effective. The Developers Alliance urges NTIA to act with a light touch and regulatory humility if it pursues AI regulation.
Washington, D.C. June 12, 2023 – The Developers Alliance has released the following statement addressing National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) AI Accountability Policy Request for Comment.
- AI is a vast arena with countless verticals. A one-size fits all regulatory approach is shortsighted and will be especially harmful for nascent firms and industries.
- Industry-led accountability mechanisms designed and implemented by those on the front lines of AI development and deployment have proven to be a successful avenue to spur growth and protect consumers.
- It is in developers’ self interest to create and deploy safe, technically sound, ethical, and practical products.
The following quote can be attributed to Bruce Gustafson, CEO of the Developers Alliance:
“The AI ecosystem is a sprawling arena with many segments and firms. Each of these segments and firms are at various stages of their life cycles, and depend on countless stakeholders to ensure the products that are being created are safe and practical for the consumer. Policymakers in Washington must not levy knee jerk regulations that promise to stifle innovation, job creation, and national competitiveness. Knee jerk regulations would fall heaviest on small and yet to be conceived firms.
Stakeholders in the AI ecosystem have shown they can effectively create guardrails that both enable innovation and protect consumers. Policymakers should respect the work being carried out by these individuals and groups and act with regulatory humility. We’re hopeful that the accountability mechanisms being put in place in the AI ecosystem might serve as a template for additional self-regulation in other industries.”
About The Developers Alliance
The Developers Alliance is the world’s leading advocate for software developers and the companies invested in their success. Alliance members include industry leaders in consumer, enterprise, industrial, and emerging software development, and a global network of more than 75,000 developers.
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