Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a broad term that generally refers to computer systems that can receive and process information to make decisions without human input. AI is widely considered an era-defining technology in the way electrical and computer technology came to define the 1800s and 1900s respectively. Just as regulation of computer security lagged behind the increasingly pervasive use of computers in the late 1980s, we are seeing today that regulation of AI has likewise lagged behind the expansion of the technology.
U.S. federal, state, and international authorities are increasingly monitoring and regulating AI. Regulating AI is no simple task, with the technology finding growing applications in a myriad of areas such as autonomous vehicles, the military, law enforcement, art, music, creative writing, social media, and even corporate recruitment.