Both the IEEE-USA and the IEEE European Public Policy Initiative have released position statements offering policy recommendations directed at U.S. and European policy-makers respectively.
The IEEE-USA statement outlines four key priorities for development of U.S. policy related to artificial intelligence:
- Develop and make available to government, industry, and academia a workforce of well
qualified AI personnel;
- Support the R&D needed to ensure continued U.S. leadership in AI;
- Provide effective regulation of AI to ensure public well-being while fostering a robust AI
- Facilitate public understanding of the rewards and risks of AI.
Reference text at: http://globalpolicy.ieee.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IEEE17003.pdf
The IEEE-EPPI statement outlines four similar recommendations for the European Union:
- Increase AI expertise within the EU institutions and member states public bodies, support AI
education and retraining of the workforce
- Align strategy, actions, and policy between EU institutions and member states; define a policy
regarding intellectual property, certification, and standards, in particular for the system industry
(manufacturing, transport, energy industry, medical systems, space, etc.)
- Increase R&D budgets in Europe, and align a strategy between the EU and the member states,
encourage exchanges between strong European competence in AI and cyber physical systems, in
particular for applications in the system industries
- Promote public trust, understanding, and discourse about AI and the consequences of
applications and policies regarding AI.
Reference text at: http://globalpolicy.ieee.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IEEE17021.pdf