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AI Policy & Governance

CDT works on AI across our policy teams addressing issues such as: how artificial intelligence can affect civil rights and economic inequality when making decisions such as job and insurance eligibility; how law enforcement’s use of AI systems like facial recognition can threaten civil liberties; the government’s use of AI in education, benefits programs, and other services; and AI’s impact on online speech and information integrity through technologies such as recommendation algorithms and generative AI.

Now is an essential time to establish how AI is designed, deployed, and regulated – with the goal of promoting responsible innovation. CDT is at the forefront of these discussions, advocating to policymakers, engaging directly with companies about their practices, and conducting research and public advocacy to ensure artificial intelligence develops in a manner that is consistent with human rights and democratic values.

CDT’s AI Governance Lab

CDT’s AI Governance Lab develops and promotes adoption of robust, technically-informed solutions for the effective regulation and governance of AI systems. The Lab provides public interest expertise in rapidly developing policy and technical conversations, to advance the interests of individuals whose lives and rights are impacted by AI.

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Searchable Database of CDT’s Work on AI

The CDT AI Policy tracker brings together all of CDT’s work on AI, enabling quick review of CDT’s AI-related policy positions, archives previous positions that may have changed, and promotes the discovery of common themes in CDT’s AI work.

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Recent Content

Letter from Civil Society Organizations to DOJ on Protecting Civil Rights in AI

Letter from Civil Society Organizations to DOJ on Protecting Civil Rights in AI

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CDT Comments to NIST on its Assignments Under the Executive Order Concerning Artificial Intelligence

CDT and Civil Society Partners Urge Congress to Protect Artists, Creators, and Free Expression as it Examines Possible Misuse of AI Technologies. White document on a grey background.

CDT and Civil Society Partners Urge Congress to Protect Artists, Creators, and Free Expression as it Examines Possible Misuse of AI Technologies 

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From Our Fellows –  From Automation to Agency: The Future of AI Ethics Education

Civil Rights Organizations Identify Priorities for OMB Memo on Agency Use of AI

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The SAG-AFTRA Strike is Over, But the AI Fight in Hollywood is Just Beginning

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