US White House publishes Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights

The US White House, through the Office of Science and Technology Policy, has issued a Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights to guide the development, deployment, and use of automated systems. The blueprint outlines five key principles and is accompanied by a framework to help incorporate the protections into policy and practice.

The five principles are:

  • Safe and effective systems: Users should be protected from unsafe and ineffective systems.
  • Algorithmic discrimination protection: Users should not face discrimination by algorithms and systems should they be used and designed in an equitable way.
  • Data privacy. Users should be protected from abusive data practices via built-in protections and should have agency over how data about them is used.
  • Notice and explanation: Users should know that an automated system is being used and understand how and why it contributes to outcomes that impact them.
  • Human alternatives, consideration, and fallback: Users should be able to opt out, where appropriate, and have access to a person who can quickly consider and remedy problems they encounter.

Within the scope of the blueprint are automated systems that have the potential to meaningfully impact the public’s rights, opportunities, or access to critical resources or services.

It is important to note that the blueprint does not have a regulatory character, and is meant to serve as a guide.