By Michael Dukakis, Nguyen Anh Tuan, Alex Pentland
Artificial intelligence (AI) and automated systems are increasingly affecting our daily lives. Banking algorithms decide who is eligible for housing or loans, healthcare algorithms are making decisions on coverage and standards of care. Companies are using hiring algorithms to sort resumes. While all of these innovations make life more convenient, they pose risks to the public and are often rife with bias and discrimination.
In October, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a “Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights.” As leaders of the Boston Global Forum, we applaud President Biden and the OSTP for advancing this important measure, which protects people from threats and defines guardrails on technology to reinforce civil rights, civil liberties and privacy, and equal opportunities ensuring access to critical resources and services.