November 22, 2023

Senator Cassidy Releases White Paper and Request for Information On AI

  • by AGD Washington Advocacy Representative
  • Sep 13, 2023
On September 6, 2023, Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a white paper on artificial intelligence (AI) and the technology's potential benefits and risks to society. Senator Cassidy also requested feedback from stakeholders on the role of government in regulating the AI industry and how to ensure AI technology is designed, developed, and deployed in a responsible manner that protects Americans' rights and safety.  
Senator Cassidy said he hopes to use the feedback from the RFI to better understand the effects of AI and how potential legislation and regulation could impact the creation and utilization of this technology.  He wrote that, "As the U.S. Senate begins to consider legislation to address AI, we must account for the specific context in which AI's capabilities are applied. A sweeping, one-size-fits-all approach for regulating AI will not work and will stifle, not foster, innovation."   
Senator Cassidy's white paper is available here. The deadline to submit feedback is September 22, 2023.