This project will explore the various contexts in which agencies might use machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence (AI) to carry out regulatory functions. It will examine the comparative strengths and weaknesses of both human decision making and AI, seeking to identify areas in which agencies should explore using AI. It will also consider some of the legal and practical hurdles to deploying AI in the regulatory process.
The project will be conducted by Professor Cary Coglianese of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Professor Coglianese will prepare a report for the Office of the Chairman at the conclusion of the project.