Agency Use of Artificial Intelligence

Statement #20, Agency Use of Artificial Intelligence – identifies issues agencies should consider when adopting, revamping, establishing policies and practices governing, and regularly monitoring artificial intelligence systems. Among the topics it addresses are transparency, harmful biases, technical capacity, procurement, privacy, security, decisional authority, and oversight. 

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Final Recommendation

  • Recommendation number: Statement # 20
  • Adopted on: December 16, 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques are changing how government agencies do their work.[1] Advances in AI hold out the promise of lowering the cost of completing government tasks and improving the quality, consistency, and predictability of agencies’ decisions. But agencies’ uses of AI also raise concerns about the full or partial displacement of human decision making and discretion.

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Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
Agenda for December 4, 2020 Committee Meeting Agenda December 4, 2020 Download
Agenda for November 9, 2020 Committee Meeting Agenda November 6, 2020 Download
Agenda for October 23, 2020 Committee Meeting Agenda October 22, 2020 Download
Appendix to Government by Algorithm Report Appendix October 19, 2020 Download
Comment from Government Member Stephanie J. Tatham Member Comment December 14, 2020 Download
Comment from Public Member Emily S. Bremer Member Comment December 14, 2020 Download
Comment from Public Member Jack M. Beermann 12.14.20 Member Comment December 14, 2020 Download
Comment from Special Counsel Jeffrey S. Lubbers Member Comment December 11, 2020 Download
Comment from Acting Chairman Matthew Wiener Member Comment December 3, 2020 Download
Comment from Public Member Elizabeth Papez Member Comment December 3, 2020 Download
Comment from Senior Fellow Richard Pierce Member Comment December 3, 2020 Download
Public Comment from Anthony Shults Public Comment December 3, 2020 Download
Public Comment from Jonathan Hill Public Comment December 3, 2020 Download
Public Comment from Melissa Netram Public Comment December 3, 2020 Download
Agency Use of Artificial Intelligence Recommendation December 31, 2020 Download
Proposed Recommendation for Plenary - Agency Use of Artificial Intelligence - Redline Recommendation December 14, 2020 Download
Proposed Statement for Plenary CLEAN 12 16 2020 (Agency Use of Artificial Intelligence) Recommendation December 8, 2020 Download
Draft Statement on Agency Use of Artificial Intelligence 11.30.20 Recommendation November 30, 2020 Download
Draft Statement on Agency Use of Artificial Intelligence 11.20.20 Recommendation November 20, 2020 Download
Draft Statement on Agency Use of Artificial Intelligence 11.6.20 Recommendation November 6, 2020 Download
A Framework for Governmental Use of Machine Learning Report December 7, 2020 Download
A Framework for Governmental Use of Machine Learning (Draft Report) Report October 19, 2020 Download
Government by Algorithm: Artificial Intelligence in Federal Administrative Agencies Report October 19, 2020 Download

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