Emerging Tech

OMB / OSTP Comment Deadline: Guidance for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence Applications

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy seek public comments on a draft Memorandum that provides guidance to all Federal agencies to inform the development of regulatory and non-regulatory approaches regarding technologies and industrial sectors that are empowered or enabled by artificial intelligence (AI) and consider ways to reduce barriers to the development and adoption of AI technologies.

The draft Memorandum calls on agencies, when considering regulations or policies related to AI applications, to promote advancements in technology and innovation, while protecting American technology, economic and national security, privacy, civil liberties, and other American values, including the principles of freedom, human rights, the rule of law, and respect for intellectual property.

Members of the public may submit comments online at Regulations.gov. More information is available at this Federal Register notice.

OSTP Comment Deadline: Request for Information on the American Research Environment

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science and Technology Council, Joint Committee on the Research Environment, seeks public comments on a request for information on actions that Federal agencies can take, working in partnership with private industry, academic institutions, and non-profit/philanthropic organizations, to maximize the quality and effectiveness of the American research environment. Specific emphasis is placed on ensuring that the research environment is welcoming to all individuals and enables them to work safely, efficiently, ethically, and with mutual respect, consistent with the values of free inquiry, competition, openness, and fairness.

On December 17, 2019 (84 FR 68958), OSTP extended the comment deadline from December 23, 2019, to January 28, 2020.

Members of the public may submit comments by email. More information is available at this Federal Register notice.