Exploring the Latest in AI Governance and Regulation

Jun 26, 2024

Exploring the Latest in<br />
AI Governance and Regulation

Exploring the Latest in
AI Governance and Regulation

Artificial intelligence (AI) is evolving at an unprecedented pace, reshaping various aspects of our lives and society. With its rapid growth, there is a crucial need for robust regulations and policies to harness its potential while mitigating risks. Recent initiatives such as the US AI Roadmap, EDPS guidelines on generative AI, and the UK House of Commons’ AI governance report highlight the global efforts to establish comprehensive frameworks for AI governance. 

US AI Roadmap: A Bipartisan Approach to AI Governance

The US AI Roadmap, developed by a bipartisan group of senators, outlines critical policy priorities to ensure the United States maintains its leadership in AI innovation while addressing associated risks. Key priorities include increasing funding for AI research and development, enforcing existing AI laws, and addressing issues such as deepfakes and job displacement. The roadmap emphasizes a balanced approach that encourages innovation while safeguarding national security and ethical standards [1].

This comprehensive approach reflects a commitment to maintaining global competitiveness and ensuring that AI benefits are widely distributed across society. The roadmap’s eight policy priorities create a framework for proactive AI governance, addressing both immediate and long-term challenges.

EDPS Guidelines on Generative AI: Protecting Personal Data

In the European Union, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has issued guidelines on generative AI to help EU institutions comply with data protection regulations. These guidelines focus on core data protection principles and provide concrete examples to anticipate risks and challenges posed by generative AI systems. The EDPS emphasizes the importance of conducting data protection impact assessments and ensuring transparency and accountability in AI applications [2].

Wojciech Wiewiórowski, the EDPS, highlighted that these guidelines are a first step towards more extensive recommendations, aiming to protect individuals’ personal information and privacy in the evolving AI landscape. The guidelines are designed to be practical, helping EU institutions navigate the complexities of generative AI while complying with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 [3]. 

UK House of Commons AI Governance Report: Addressing AI’s Twelve Challenges

The UK House of Commons’ Science, Innovation and Technology Committee has published a comprehensive report on AI governance. This report revisits the Twelve Challenges of AI Governance identified in their interim report, suggesting how policymakers might address these issues. The report emphasizes the need for a principles-based approach, focusing on safety, transparency, fairness, accountability, and contestability [4].

A significant challenge highlighted is the ‘black box’ nature of some AI models, where the decision-making process is not transparent. The report calls for rigorous testing of AI outputs to assess their reliability and mitigate potential biases. Additionally, it underscores the importance of public trust in AI technologies and the need for adequate resources for regulators to effectively oversee AI developments [5].

Why IEEE CertifAIEd™ Assessor Training is Essential

In light of these significant regulatory developments, understanding and implementing ethical principles in AI is crucial. The IEEE CertifAIEd™ Assessor Training offers a comprehensive approach to AI ethics, covering essential topics such as ethical transparency, privacy, accountability, and algorithmic bias. This course is designed for professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge of social responsibility in autonomous intelligent systems and become authorized assessors [6].

Engaging with a community of AI ethics experts through the IEEE CertifAIEd™ Assessor Training enables participants to stay informed about the latest developments in AI regulation and policy. By gaining expertise in AI ethics and governance, professionals can contribute to the responsible development and deployment of AI technologies, ensuring they align with ethical standards and regulatory requirements.

Upcoming IEEE CertifAIEd™ Training Sessions

To help professionals stay ahead in this rapidly evolving field, Verdas AI is offering upcoming training sessions. These sessions provide an opportunity to engage with leading experts in AI ethics and become well-versed in the latest regulatory and policy developments. The next training sessions are scheduled for July and August.


    Staying informed and trained in AI ethics and governance is essential for professionals navigating the complexities of AI technologies. The IEEE CertifAIEd™ Training offers valuable insights and skills needed to address the ethical and regulatory challenges posed by AI. By participating in these training sessions, professionals can ensure they are well-equipped to contribute to the responsible development and deployment of AI technologies, benefiting society as a whole.


    [1] US Senate AI Roadmap Report. Retrieved from: schumer.senate.gov
    [2] EDPS Guidelines on Generative AI Press Release. Retrieved from: edps.europa.eu
    [3] EDPS Guidelines Document. Retrieved from: edps.europa.eu
    [4] UK House of Commons AI Governance Report Summary. Retrieved from: publications.parliament.uk
    [5] UK House of Commons AI Governance Report Full. Retrieved from: publications.parliament.uk
    [6] IEEE CertifAIEd™ Training Overview. Retrieved from: verdas.ai

    IEEE CertifAIEd™ Training Sessions

    22-25 July 2024- 09:00 AM SGT
      26-29 August 2024 – 09:00 AM EDT

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