Inside AI Policy

April 12, 2024

Lawmakers include oversight of controversial AI-enabled ‘RAVEn’ program in DHS funding measure

By Mariam Baksh / March 25, 2024

Congress is requiring the Department of Homeland Security to explain how it plans to ensure Fourth Amendment protections while using a massive surveillance tool powered by artificial intelligence.

The Repository for Analytics in a Virtualized Environment, or RAVEn, was developed in 2020 by the department’s Homeland Security Investigations unit which resides within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, with AI meant to assist investigators in finding leads for possible arrests.

The six-bill fiscal 2024 appropriations package set for passage over...


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