Lawmakers Call for 'Blue-Ribbon Commission' to Study AI Impacts

Lawmakers Call for ‘Blue-Ribbon Commission’ to Study AI Impacts

The commission would be tasked with examining how AI is being used today and how it could be used in the future.

On Monday, US Representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Ken Buck (R-CO) introduced legislation aimed at addressing the regulation of generative AI. The bill proposes the creation of a 20-person commission tasked with studying potential risks and harms associated with AI, while also preserving America’s global technological leadership.

The proposed legislation mandates the Executive branch to appoint experts from government, academia, and industry to form the commission. Over a two-year period, the commission would produce three reports detailing its findings and recommendations. The committee would consist of eight members appointed by the president, while the remaining 12 positions would be divided equally between Congress, ensuring bipartisan representation.