‘It’s got everyone’s attention’: Inside Congress’s struggle to rein in AI


The planet’s fastest-moving technology has spurred Congress into a sudden burst of action, with a series of recent bills, proposals and strategies all designed to rein in artificial intelligence.

There’s just one problem: Nobody on Capitol Hill agrees on what to do about AI, how to do it — or even why.

On Friday, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) called for a task force to review the government’s use of AI and recommend new rules — an effort that’s either similar to, or totally different from, Rep. Ted Lieu’s (D-Calif.) idea for a commission on national AI rules. Those plans are both separate from government AI-disclosure rules that Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) is now drafting.