AI possesses immense opportunity for Americans. This opportunity can only be realized if regulators here and abroad practice regulatory humility. The Developers Alliance urges the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to recognize and appreciate the industry-led efforts underway to protect consumers.
Washington, D.C. July 10, 2023 – The Developers Alliance has released the following statement addressing the OSTP request for information on National Priorities for Artificial Intelligence.
- 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.
- Policymakers in the United States must pushback against regulatory overreach in places like the European Union. High compliance costs are burdens that fall heaviest on small- and medium-sized businesses, harming our domestic AI industry.
The following quote can be attributed to Geoffrey Lane, Head of U.S. Policy for the Developers Alliance:
“As OSTP and other agencies begin to examine AI, we urge them to move with regulatory humility and a light touch in such a nascent market. Heavy-handed orders could harm consumers and give competitors abroad a leg up. U.S.policymakers must also defend against overreach from EU regulators who are embarking on an extraterritorial, disproportionate, and inconsistent approach to regulating this industry. These actions are a constant burden for businesses and consumers.
Developers are working hard to ensure AI is deployed in a safe and practical manner that benefits consumers, enables the future development of these important innovations, and keeps the United States globally competitive. It’s imperative that U.S. government agencies nurture our AI industry and protect it from overzealous government actors abroad.”
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