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US FTC to hold companies accountable for verifying AI tools, consumer protection chief says

By Mike Swift
  • 20 Apr 2020 14:44
  • 20 Apr 2020 15:09
Companies that deploy artificial intelligence systems are responsible for continually verifying the statistical accuracy of their algorithms, and that they don’t discriminate against classes of consumers, the US Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection chief said.
Andrew Smith, the director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said during a virtual

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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