FTC Hearings #7: Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, and Predictive Analytics

"While panelists acknowledged valid consumer protection concerns, they generally counseled against overly-cautious regulation and were instead in favor of allowing AI room to experiment and grow before turning to burdensome regulation. Ryan Calo, Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Law, cited California’s new law requiring bots to communicate they were not human as a example of regulators enacting laws prematurely:

“Communicating with bots is a new form of communication and one that needs some breathing room, and one potential harm is that these emerging tech will freak us out and we will overreact. I’m not saying we should top down everything…”"