Inside AI Policy

July 22, 2024

Tech industry leader says lawmakers’ focus on algorithms is misplaced

By Charlie Mitchell / July 8, 2024

A key tech sector leader says the privacy bill that recently collapsed in Congress was the wrong vehicle for addressing artificial intelligence, and that the particular focus on regulating algorithms in the legislation was misplaced.

"We encourage policymakers considering legislation in privacy, AI, and other technology policy areas to recognize the ubiquity of algorithms as a foundational building block across a wide array of technologies,” John Miller, senior vice president of policy and general counsel at the Information Technology Industry...

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