Updated: Washington’s Sen. Cantwell prepping bill calling for AI committee

Washington Senator Maria Cantwell Artificial intelligence research is going to have major effects on the world, one way or another, and Senator Maria Cantwell is working on legislation that would force the federal government to study its impact on employment. Axios reported Monday that Cantwell recently circulated drafts of a proposed bill to require the U.S. Department of Commerce to form a committee focused on artificial intelligence, particularly with respect to how automation will affect the work force. GeekWire has obtained a draft of the bill, which would also ensure the federal government articulated a definition of AI in federal law. The bill would define artificial intelligence as systems that think and act like humans or that are capable of unsupervised learning. It also differentiates between “artificial general intelligence,” or a system that “exhibits apparently intelligent behavior at least as advanced as a person across the full range of cognitive, emotional, and social behaviors,” and “narrow artificial intelligence,” such as self-driving cars or image recognition. Washington, D.C., has long been behind the West Coast technology centers when it comes to evaluating the impact of new technologies. Artificial intelligence — running the gamut from automated retail checkout lanes to self-driving cars…

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