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a world where technology promotes broad social inclusion based on fundamental rights, democratic institutions, and the rule of law." 

AI Policy News

AI Policy News - CAIDP Update 5.20 (May 23, 2023)


AI Policy News - CAIDP Update 5.16 (Apr. 24, 2023) "European Parliament Calls for Rules on Generative AI" Also:

  • European Commission Launches Algorithmic Transparency Centre
  • NATO Urges Responsible Use of Military AI Through Engagement with China
  • Irish Data Regulator Urges Thoughtful Approach to AI Chatbot Regulation
  • Argentina Joins Convention 108+, Bolstering Privacy Commitment
  • DIFC Proposes Data Protection Amendments
  • Public Wary of AI's Role in Hiring and Workplace Monitoring, Pew Study Finds
  • Council of Europe Advances Global AI Treaty Discussions
  • CAIDP Pushes for OpenAI FTC Investigation
  • CAIDP AI and Democratic Values Index Reviews National AI Policies and Practices

AI Policy News - CAIDP Update 5.15 (Apr. 17, 2023) "CAIDP Launches #OpenTheInvestigation campaign for chatGPT." Also:

  • Senator Schumer Proposes Comprehensive AI Legislation 
  • Commerce Department Announces AI Regulation Amid Growing Concerns
  • OECD Examines AI Language Models, Calls for New Standards to Safeguard Public
  • China Drafts Rules to Regulate Generative AI Services
  • EDPB Creates Task Force on ChatGPT
  • Experts Urge Regulation of General Purpose AI in EU AI Act
  • CAIDP Pursues FTC Investigation on OpenAI
  • Civil 7 Presents Communiqué to G7, Urges Human Rights Focus
  • CAIDP Unveils AI and Democratic Values Index

AI Policy News - CAIDP Update 5.14 (Apr. 10, 2023) "CAIDP Unveils 2022 AI and Democratic Values Index." Also:

  • Schrems, Benifei, Wiewiórowski, and Burrows Speak to CAIDP 
  • CAIDP Recognizes Four Outstanding AI Policy Leaders - Petty, Ammanath, Russell, and Kliejssen
  • CAIDP Celebrates AI Policy Clinic Graduates
  • Meeting with Science Advisors, Biden Calls for Safe AI Products 
  • OpenAI’s ChatGPT Prompts Global AI Privacy Concerns
  • Study Finds Ambiguity in the EU AI Act's Proposals
  • European Networks Urge Strong Oversight for AI Convention
  • UK ICO Urges AI Developers to Consider Data Protection Obligations
  • CAIDP Opens Applications for Fall 2023 AI Policy Clinics

REUTERS - "Biden eyes AI dangers, says tech companies must make sure products are safe" (April 4, 2023)


“Tech companies have a responsibility, in my view, to make sure their products are safe before making them public,” he said at the start of a meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). When asked if AI was dangerous, he said, “It remains to be seen. Could be.”

CAIDP Files AI Complaint with FTC

CAIDP Files Complaint with US Federal Trade Commission -- Urges Investigation of OpenAI -- Calls for Suspension of Future Releases of GPT Until Guardrails are Established -- Follows Statement from AI Experts Calling for Pause on Large Language Models (March 30, 2023)


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CAIDP Opens Applications for Fall 2023 AI Policy Clinics

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CAIDP's Merve Hickok statement on AI Policy before the US Congress, March 8, 2022 - “The U.S. does not have the guardrails in place, the laws that we need, the public education, or the expertise in the government to manage the consequences of these rapid technological changes.”  [CAIDP - House Hearing on Advances in AI]

CAIDP's Merve Hickok to Testify Before Congress on AI Policy


"Advances in AI: Are We Ready For a Tech Revolution?"


House Oversight Committee

March 8, 2023, 2:00 pm EST

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[CAIDP Recommendations to the National AI Advisory Committee]

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Merve Hickok, Marc Rotenberg, Karine Caunes, 

The Council of Europe Creates a Black Box for AI Policy (Jan, 24, 2023)


The Council of Europe Committee on AI has made a startling decision to carry forward future work on the development of an international convention on AI behind closed doors, despite the Council’s call for the Democratic Governance of Artificial Intelligence in a 2020 resolution. It is a surprising move from an international organization that has been at the forefront of efforts to promote greater transparency and accountability for the technology that is transforming the world.

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CAIDP in The News

AI Policy Resources

Fundamental Rights Agency, Test algorithms for bias to avoid discrimination (8 Dec. 2022)

AEPD / EDPS, 10 Misunderstandings About Machine Learning (September 2022)

Artiticial Intelligence and Democratic Values, Turkish Policy Quarterly (Winter 21/22) with contributions by Ramos, Nemitz, Timmers, Sourdin, Hickok/Rotenberg, and others

CAIDP Statements

CAIDP's Merve Hickok statement on AI Policy before the US Congress, March 8, 2022 - “The U.S. does not have the guardrails in place, the laws that we need, the public education, or the expertise in the government to manage the consequences of these rapid technological changes.”  [CAIDP - House Hearing on Advances in AI]

CAIDP Endorses Statement The EU AI Act Must Protect People on the Move (Dec. 6, 2022)

AI Ethicist Policy Brief, NYC Bias Audit Law (August 11, 2022)

AI Policy Events

Marc Rotenberg and Max Schrems, CAIDP, Washington DC, April 4, 2023
Marc Rotenberg and Max Schrems, CAIDP, Washington DC, April 4, 2023

AI and Democratic Values Index (CAIDP 2023)
AI and Democratic Values Index (CAIDP 2023)

Featured CAIDP Team Member

Tamra Moore

2021 CAIDP AI Policy Certificate

2022 Research Group Team Leader

CAIDP Events

CAIDP Meets with Delegation from LIBE Committee of the European Parliament, Washington, DC, May 26, 2022

CAIDP Hosts Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values, 10 November 2021

CAIDP Conversation with Former White House Advisor John Podesta, 4 November 2021

CAIDP meets with Members of the European Parliament AIDA Committee, Washington, DC, 4 November 2021


Marc Rotenberg, Foreword: Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values: The Role of Data Protection, European Data Protection Law Review (Winter 2021)





Artificial Intelligence and Galileo's Telescope

review of the Age of AI by Henry Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and Douglas Huttenlocher

Issues in Science and Technology

Marc Rotenberg


Next Steps on the AI Bill Of Rights, by Lorraine Kisselburgh and Marc Rotenberg, Washington Spectator (Nov. 2021)


Maintaining Control Over AI, Marc Rotenberg responds to Ben Shneiderman on Human-Centered AI, Issues in Science and Technology (Spring 2021)


Time to Assess National AI PoliciesMarc Rotenberg, Blog@CACM, Nov. 24, 2020

Reference Books

 The AI Policy Sourcebook is the first compendium of AI policy, providing essential information for policy makers, researchers, journalists, and the public. Edited by Marc Rotenberg, the AI Policy Sourcebook includes global AI frameworks, such as the OECD AI Principles and the Universal Guidelines for AI. The Sourcebook also includes materials from the European Union and the Council of Europe, national AI initiatives, as well as recommendations from professional societies, including the ACM and the IEEE. 

Recent Publications

Marc Rotenberg, "Artificial Intelligence and the right to algorithmic transparency " in M. Ienca, et al, The Cambridge Handbook of Life Science, Information Technology and Human Rights (2021)

AI Ethicist Bookstore

CAIDP recommends the AIethicist Bookstore, powered by bookshop.org. Topics include: AI Ethics, Bias & Social Justice; Conext for AI and Data - Bias/Power/Injustice; and Dystopian Futures.


The books recommended here  cover topics of AI ethics, big data & social impact, biased algorithms, privacy, lack of regulation or ethics around automated decision making.

There are also books that provide background on what cause these areas (and hence the data) to be historically unequal and what are the root causes of social and structural injustices in these areas - like policing, mass incarceration, welfare, housing, financial markets, communication, just to name a few.


Karen Hao, The coming war on the hidden algorithms that trap people in poverty, MIT Technology Review (Dec. 4, 2020)

China's Surveillance State Goes Global, The Atlantic (September 2020).

". . . a world where technology promotes broad social inclusion based on fundamental rights, democratic institutions, and the rule of law."

- The Center for AI and Digital Policy

Marc Rotenberg – Commentary on AI Policy

“The United States must work with other democratic countries to establish red lines for certain A.I. applications and ensure fairness, accountability and transparency as A.I. systems are deployed . . . The rate of technological change is accelerating. Countries that seek to preserve fundamental rights must act before it is too late.”


- The Battle Over Artificial Intelligence (New York Times 2019)

"Algorithmic accountability is a complex topic, but the impact cuts broadly across life in America, from jobs and credit to housing and criminal justice."


- Bias by Computer (New York Times 2016)

“This critical question of automated decision-making lies at the heart of modern data protection law, ensuring fairness and transparency about the decisions impacting individuals.”


- Computers Privacy and Data Protection (Brussels 2017)


"Democratic countries should establish algorithmic transparency to ensure fairness and accountability in the digital world."


- OECD Global Forum (Tokyo 2014)

“I do want to emphasize how very important it is to move forward today on a project to establish algorithmic transparency and a set of framework principles for the deployment of AI that protects the interests of the individual.”


- AI World Society (Cambridge 2018) 

 “As decisions are automated, processes become more opaque, less accountable. . . . At the intersection of law and technology — knowledge of the algorithm is a fundamental right, a human right”


UNESCO Knowledge Café (Paris 2015) 


"The United States needs comprehensive privacy legislation to safeguard the personal data of Americans. We must also establish an agency charged with advocating for the privacy interests of America. Surveillance technology takes hold quickly. There is not much time."


- Surveillance in China: Implications for Americans (New York Times 2019)