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Obermeyer says government regulation of AI wouldn’t stop creative or dangerous uses

January 13, 2021 | 10:19 PM GMT
Ziad Obermeyer, professor of health policy and management at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, said government regulation of artificial intelligence can have a positive impact, but it can't get ahead of the "many creative and potentially dangerous uses that people are going to put algorithms toward.” “In a lot of our work what we've found is there is a substantial amount of racial bias in algorithms that are fairly widespread...that's the kind of thing that certainly suggests a role for regulation."