Agency Decision Making by Artificial Intelligence

Project Contacts

Staff Counsel
202.480.2091
mthomson@acus.gov

This Office of the Chairman project, conducted by Professor Cary Coglianese of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, explores the various contexts in which agencies might use machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence (AI) to carry out regulatory functions. It examines the comparative strengths and weaknesses of both human decision making and AI, seeking to identify areas in which agencies should explore using AI. It also considers some of the legal and practical hurdles to deploying AI in the regulatory process. Professor Coglianese has prepared a draft report which will be further revised in the coming months.