US House of Representatives passes resolution on principles for national AI strategy

 The US House of Representatives has adopted a bipartisan resolution outlining a series of principles to guide the national artificial intelligence (AI) strategy of the USA. The resolution notes that AI will have immense implications for national security and that the USA should be in a global leadership role in this field. It then details five principles to be at the core of the country’s AI strategy: global leadership; a prepared workforce; national security; effective research and development; ethics, reduced bias, fairness, and privacy. The document also calls on the USA to take a leading role in international forms to set AI principles, norms, and standards, as well as to engage with China and Russia with respect to shared concerns about AI safety and confidence-building by establishing crisis communications procedures designed to reduce the likelihood of unintentional use and the risk of escalation with respect to AI systems.