OTI Endorses the Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2023

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Sept. 21, 2023

Today, Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Cory Booker, and Rep. Yvette Clarke introduced the Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2023. The Open Technology Institute endorses this bill as a meaningful way to address the existing harms of algorithmic decision making while also laying the groundwork for further legislation on AI models in a manner that balances innovation and protection for speech. In addition to requiring companies to conduct impact assessments about the bias and effectiveness of automated systems they design and use, the bill also requires transparency about the use of these systems that would help consumers make more informed choices.

The following quote can be attributed to Prem Trivedi, Policy Director of New America’s Open Technology Institute:

“Passing this bill would represent an important step in holding companies accountable for automated decision making by requiring them to conduct impact assessments and provide meaningful transparency about the results of these assessments. We are glad to see the Algorithmic Accountability Act reintroduced and urge Members of Congress to support this legislation.”

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Transparency Reporting Algorithmic Decision-Making Platform Accountability