States fill the AI legislation void left by Congress


Nearly 200 AI-related bills have been introduced nationwide in state legislatures so far in 2023 — a more than four-fold increase compared to 2022.

Legislators in 31 states have introduced at least 191 bills focused on artificial intelligence, per analysis from software industry alliance BSA — but only 14 became law.

Why it matters: The numbers indicate states are beating D.C. in the AI regulation race, with BSA expecting to see a wave of proposed legislation become law in 2024.

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