According to an Axios report, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley (R) is leading discussions in Congress regarding the regulation of the burgeoning artificial intelligence sector.
“I think it’s time to start moving toward legislation, and … finding areas where we can agree on,” Hawley says.
“Looking at different pieces of this is going to be important, and so that’s why I think we absolutely need to make sure that individuals have real power here,” he also said, stressing the power of AI will likely be “in the hands of corporations and governments.”
The details: Hawley is unveiling, and circulating to colleagues, a framework for AI legislation focused on corporate guardrails. The five principles in the outline, according to a document viewed by Axios, are:
- Creating a legal avenue for individuals to sue companies over harm caused by AI models.
- Imposing stiff fines for AI models collecting sensitive personal data without consent.
- Restricting companies from making AI technology available to children or advertising it to them.
- Banning the import of AI-related technology from China and prohibiting American companies from assisting China’s development of AI.
- Requiring licenses to create generative AI models.
Hawley shared the article on Twitter, saying “It’s time for Congress to take action on AI to protect kids, workers and consumers. And we can start with this: no chips from China.”
More over at Axios:
It’s time for Congress to take action on AI to protect kids, workers and consumers. And we can start with this: no chips from China https://t.co/sAjgCr62FR
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) June 7, 2023