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Title page of the Law Library's new report "Regulation of Artificial Intelligence Around the World."

Introducing the Law Library’s New Multi-jurisdiction Report on Regulation of Artificial Intelligence Around the World

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This is a guest post by Kayahan Cantekin, a foreign law specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Kayahan has previously blogged about Law Library reports, including Immigration Agency Funding Mechanisms, Turkish Presidential Decrees, Service of Process, and Civic Education Models.

We are proud to announce that our new multi-jurisdiction report Regulation of Artificial Intelligence Around the World is now available. The report includes a list of jurisdictions around the world in which primary and secondary legislation that refers to AI has been enacted or proposed, together with the relevant citations of the laws and links to their texts, where available. The report also includes a list of international organizations which have adopted documents referring to AI, or where such documents have been proposed for adoption. A comparative summary introducing the lists lays out certain common trends that are observed in the content of the legislation and documents that are included in the lists.

Our survey has found that in drafting such legislation, jurisdictions have adopted a variety of approaches. For example, some jurisdictions have adopted laws that provide general frameworks, such as laying down fundamental rules and ethical principles governing the development, deployment, and commercialization of AI systems, or establishing regulatory bodies to oversee the proliferation of such systems. Other jurisdictions have adopted laws governing specific applications of AI systems, such as employment-related decision-making by private parties, implementation of self-driving technology in vehicles, or the monitoring of illicit online content. In some jurisdictions, laws have been adopted that impose measures that seek to ensure transparency and prevent bias when AI systems are used in decision-making by public bodies.

We invite you to review the information provided in our report. You can also browse the Legal Reports page for additional reports from the Law Library. To receive alerts when new reports are published, you can subscribe to email updates for Law Library of Congress Legal Research Reports.

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