New York establishes AI commission

The state of New York, USA has announced the creation of the New York State Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation Commission to ‘study and make determinations’ on certain issues related to artificial intelligence (AI). The commission, mandated by a bill adopted by the state’s legislative body, will have a temporary character, and will explore the impact of AI, robotics and automation on employment and on the acquiring and disclosure of confidential information. It will also analyse current laws that address AI, robotics and automation in the state of New York, and conduct a comparative analysis of policies and regulatory frameworks adopted by other states. Criminal and civil liability issues and potential restrictions on the use of AI in weaponry will also be analysed by the new body. A report with the commission’s findings is expected to be presented before December 2020, when the body will be dissolved.