AI in Government Act of 2018 (S 3502, 115th Congress)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Date of Last Action
Sep 26 2018
Congressional Session
115th Congress
Date Introduced
Sep 26 2018
Publication Date
Oct 4 2018
Date Made Public
Sep 26 2018

SciPol Summary

S 3502, the AI in Government Act of 2018, makes an Emerging Technology Policy Lab within the General Services Administration that advises the Federal government on emerging technology use and technology policy. The Policy Lab’s goal is to improve cohesion and competency of Federal agency rulemaking and emerging technology use by promoting Federal government actions in the best interest of the public. First, it will regularly convene with Executive agencies, industry, Federal laboratories, nonprofit organizations, and higher education institutions for policy discussions and encouraging joint initiatives among them. Second, it provides information to Executive agency employees for education and workforce development opportunities in emerging technology. Lastly, it studies the challenges of artificial intelligence use with matters of privacy and civil rights.

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