February 10, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tom Quaadman, Executive Vice President for the U.S. Chamber’s Technology Engagement Center, issued a statement following the submission of Freedom of Information Act requests to six federal agencies on the White House Office of Science and Technology’s "Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights."

"The development of responsible Artificial Intelligence and it’s ethical deployment will be one the most important policy debates we will face this decade. A multi-stakeholder approach, involving policymakers, businesses, ethicists, legal scholars, national security experts, tech experts, and others is needed to get the policy right and to ensure American global leadership.

"The AI Bill of Rights was drafted without transparency, adequate stakeholder involvement or a deliberative process. Indeed the AI Bill of Rights smacks more of politics than a smart, deliberative, balanced approach.

"These FOIAs seek to shine transparency into how the AI Bill of Rights was developed and hopefully will jumpstart a serious debate on these critical issues."

The FOIAs can be found here.