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Equity in Civic Technology, Privacy & Data

CDT Joins AJL, ACLU, Color of Change & Others in Urging Secretary of Commerce to Fill AI Advisory Committees with Experienced Civil Rights Advocates

The Center for Democracy & Technology joined the Algorithmic Justice League, ACLU, Color of Change, Data & Society Research Institute, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Upturn in urging the Secretary of Commerce to appoint qualified individuals with experience in civil rights and civil liberties law and advocacy to the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC) and the Subcommittee on Artificial Intelligence and Law Enforcement.

These entities are charged with providing recommendations on a range of topics related to ensuring that artificial intelligence development and use does not exacerbate bias, discrimination, and inequity in American society. In a world already defined by so much systemic discrimination, NAIAC and the Subcommittee have a real opportunity to shape development and use of AI to prevent unfair, discriminatory, and abusive outcomes.

Read the full letter here.