Government by Algorithm: Artificial Intelligence in Federal Administrative Agencies

This is the final version of a report commissioned by the Conference to study how agencies acquire artificial intelligence (AI) systems and oversee their use. It includes a rigorous canvass of AI use at the 142 most significant federal departments, agencies, and sub-agencies; a series of in-depth but accessible case studies of specific AI applications at seven leading agencies covering a range of governance tasks; and a set of cross-cutting analyses of the institutional, legal, and policy challenges raised by agency use of AI.