Developers Alliance Submits Comments to U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy on Priorities for Artificial Intelligence

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.

Key Facts

  • 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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By Geoff Lane

Policy Counsel & Head of US Policy Geoff Lane serves as the Developer Alliance’s head of U.S. policy. In this role he oversees the organization’s federal legislative and regulatory agenda as well as state-level efforts. Prior to joining the Developers Alliance in 2022, Geoff worked with senior Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives. Since his time on Capitol Hill, he has held senior roles at various technology trade associations (including a previous stint at the Developers Alliance). At each stop he led efforts at the intersection of innovation and policy. He has worked on critical policy issues including privacy, encryption, patent reform, workforce development, corporate tax, tax nexus, and research and development. Geoff holds a B.A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. When he is not working, you can find him booing all of his favorite Philadelphia sports teams. Geoff is based in Washington, D.C.

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