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Americans Need a Bill of Rights for an AI-Powered World


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From its founding, America has been a work in progressaspiring to values, recognizing shortcomings, and working to fix them. We should hold AI to this standard as well.

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It's unacceptable to create AI systems that will harm many people, just as it's unacceptable to create pharmaceuticals and other products—whether cars, children's toys, or medical devices—that will harm many people.

Americans have a right to expect better. Powerful technologies should be required to respect our democratic values and abide by the central tenet that everyone should be treated fairly. Codifying these ideas can help ensure that.

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