September 20, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of the ‘Responsible AI Business Leadership Initiative,’ a business-led education and advocacy campaign on the importance of developing and deploying responsible artificial intelligence (AI).

The announcement, which was made during the U.S. Chamber’s Global AI Forum at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., marks the formal start of this campaign to educate policymakers and key decisionmakers on the benefits and uses of AI, and advocate for a responsible federal policy framework. 

“The age of artificial intelligence has ushered in an unparalleled opportunity to leverage America’s technological prowess as a tremendous force of good here at home and around the world,” said Tom Quaadman, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber’s Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC). “As the leading voice for American businesses of all sizes across the economy, the U.S. Chamber is uniquely positioned to convene the brain-trust necessary to forge a sensible path forward on responsible AI leadership at scale.

“It is imperative for the United States, in partnership with like-minded nations, lead the effort to create a global regulatory framework for trustworthy and responsible AI. It is also vital for the U.S. federal government to work with the private sector to develop national policies that promote innovation and mitigate risk. We are optimistic the ‘Responsible AI Business Leadership Initiative’ will be a force multiplier for the development of responsible AI that harnesses the immense potential of this technology,” Quaadman concluded.

The Initiative will focus on four key activities: 

  1. Educating the Public and Policymakers 
  2. Advocating for Federal Policies to Achieve Innovation and Trustworthy AI 
  3. Advancing U.S. Leadership in Creating a Global AI Framework 
  4. Preventing a Conflicting Patchwork of State and Local Regulations

The Initiative will build on the work of the U.S. Chamber’s Commission on AI Competitiveness, Inclusion, and Innovation to determine the real-world impacts of AI on the economy and society, and recommendations for a policy framework that optimizes the benefits of the technology and mitigates its potential risks. 

This Initiative will also leverage the insights derived from the U.S. Chamber’s Artificial Intelligence Working Group, which was started in 2019 and currently convenes over 160 companies across 32 industries.