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Public opinion lessons for AI regulation

Baobao Zhang explains how public opinion will likely shape the regulation of three applications of AI in the US: "facial recognition technology used by law enforcement, algorithms used by social media platforms, and lethal autonomous weapons." 

“In the U.S., legislation to regulate social media platforms has stalled because of the divergent policy priorities of the two parties,” says Zhang. “The techlash from the left and the right are different: Democrats prioritize the prevention of digital manipulation and consumer privacy while Republicans focus on alleged bias against conservatives.”

Read more from The Brookings Institution’s Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology (AIET) Initiative

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