House stands up new task force to tackle AI policy issues

The bipartisan coalition of lawmakers is aimed at formalizing an ongoing congressional effort to regulate emerging artificial intelligence technology


House leadership on Tuesday unveiled a new task force they say will help lawmakers rise to meet the cornucopia of policy challenges posed by artificial intelligence.

The bipartisan working group is Congress’ latest attempt to get its arms around the nascent AI industry. House leadership says the coalition aims to strike a careful balance in regulating the technology, exploring regulatory guardrails and anticipating possible threats while simultaneously protecting U.S. leadership in artificial intelligence.

In a statement Tuesday, House Speaker Mike Johnson and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries said the new task force will produce a report including “guiding principles, forward-looking recommendations and bipartisan policy proposals.”

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