UC adopts recommendations for the responsible use of artificial intelligence

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On Oct. 18, the University of California became one of the first universities, and the largest public university system, to develop and adopt a governance process for the use of artificial intelligence. The final report is deeply informed by expertise from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute.

Brandie Nonnecke, founding director of the CITRIS Policy Lab, and Stuart Russell, a CITRIS PI affiliated with the People and Robots initiative, led the UC Presidential Working Group on Artificial Intelligence alongside Alexander Bustamonte, senior vice president and chief compliance and audit officer for the University of California system. CITRIS Executive Director Camille Crittenden served as co-chair of the student experience subcommittee, and a number of other CITRIS researchers and advisors shared their knowledge as working group members. CITRIS Policy Lab research assistants Shalin Brahmbhatt and Gurbir Singh received special thanks for their writing and design efforts on the report.

“Artificial intelligence holds great potential, but it must be used with appropriate care and caution,” said UC President Michael V. Drake. “The Presidential Working Group on Artificial Intelligence has given us a road map for deploying this promising technology in a way that protects our community and reflects our values, including non-discrimination, safety and privacy.”