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The Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights is a set of five principles and associated practices to help guide the design, use, and deployment of automated systems to protect the rights of the American public in the age of artificial intelligence. Developed through extensive consultation with the American public, these principles are a blueprint for building and deploying automated systems that are aligned with democratic values and protect civil rights, civil liberties, and privacy. The Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights includes a Foreword, the five principles, notes on Applying the Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights, and From Principles to Practice that gives concrete steps that can be taken by many kinds of organizations—from governments at all levels to companies of all sizes—to uphold these values. Experts from across the private sector, governments, and international consortia have published principles and frameworks to guide the responsible use of automated systems; this framework provides a national values statement and toolkit that is sector-agnostic to inform building these protections into policy, practice, or the technological design process. Where existing law or policy—such as sector-specific privacy laws and oversight requirements—do not already provide guidance, the Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights should be used to inform policy decisions.
Listening to the American Public
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has led a year-long process to seek and distill input from people across the country—from impacted communities and industry stakeholders to technology developers and other experts across fields and sectors, as well as policymakers throughout the Federal government—on the issue of algorithmic and data-driven harms and potential remedies. Through panel discussions, public listening sessions, meetings, a formal request for information, and input to a publicly accessible and widely-publicized email address, people throughout the United States, public servants across Federal agencies, and members of the international community spoke up about both the promises and potential harms of these technologies, and played a central role in shaping the Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights. The core messages gleaned from these discussions include that AI has transformative potential to improve Americans’ lives, and that preventing the harms of these technologies is both necessary and achievable. The Appendix includes a full list of public engagements.