The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) proposed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bill of Rights in October 2022. This blueprint is a set of five principles and associated practices to help guide the design, use, and deployment of automated systems to protect the rights of the American public.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bill of Rights

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Executive summary

The AI Bill of Rights is a set of five principles addressing the following issues: safe and effective systems, protection against discrimination by algorithms, data privacy, notice and explanation, and evaluation and correction by a human in the event of AI failure.

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This Technical Note summarises the expectations on automated systems implied in the five principles:

  • Safe and effective systems. Automated systems should be developed with consultation from diverse communities, stakeholders, and domain experts to identify concerns, risks, and potential impacts of the system.
  • Protection against discrimination by algorithms. Designers, developers, and deployers of automated systems should take proactive and continuous measures to protect individuals and communities from algorithmic discrimination and to use and design systems in an equitable way.
  • Data privacy. Designers, developers, and deployers of automated systems should seek for permission and respect people’s decisions regarding collection, use, access, transfer, and deletion of their data in appropriate ways.
  • Notice and explanation. Designers, developers, and deployers should provide: i)  a clear description of the overall system functioning and the role automation plays; ii) notice that such systems are in use; iii)  information on the individual or organization responsible for the system.
  • Human alternatives, consideration and fallback. It should be possible to opt out from automated systems in favor of a human alternative, where appropriate. Appropriateness should be determined based on reasonable expectations in a given context and with a focus on ensuring broad accessibility and protecting the public from especially harmful impacts.

Download the technical note on Blueprint for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bill of Rights.