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2 Senators Propose Bipartisan Framework for A.I. Laws

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Senator Richard Blumenthal, left, and Sam Altman, chief executive of OpenAI, at a hearing on artificial intelligence in May.

Senator Richard Blumenthal, left, and Senator Josh Hawley, Republican of Missouri (not shown), plan to announce a sweeping framework to regulate A.I.

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Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, and Senator Josh Hawley, Republican of Missouri, plan to announce a sweeping framework to regulate artificial intelligence, in the latest effort by Congress to catch up with the technology.

The leaders of the Senate judiciary's subcommittee for privacy, technology and law said in interviews on Thursday that their framework will include requirements for the licensing and auditing of A.I., the creation of an independent federal office to oversee the technology, liability for companies for privacy and civil rights violations, and requirements for data transparency and safety standards.

The lawmakers plan to highlight their proposals in an A.I. hearing on Tuesday, which will feature Brad Smith, Microsoft's president, and William Dally, the chief scientist for the A.I. chip maker Nvidia. Mr. Blumenthal and Mr. Hawley plan to introduce bills from the framework.

On Wednesday, top tech executives including Elon Musk, Microsoft's Satya Nadella and OpenAI's Sam Altman will meet with the Senate leader, Chuck Schumer, and other lawmakers in a separate closed-door meeting on A.I. regulations.

From The New York Times
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