Artificial Intelligence: Emerging Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications for Policy and Research


Artificial intelligence (AI) could improve human life and economic competitiveness—but it also poses new risks.

The Comptroller General convened a Forum on AI to consider the policy and research implications of AI’s use in 4 areas with the potential to significantly affect daily life:


Automated vehicles,

Criminal justice, and

Financial services.

Based on our March 2018 technology assessment, we testified that AI will have far-reaching effects on society—even if AI capabilities stop advancing today. We also testified about prospects for AI in the near future and areas where changes in policy and research may be needed.

Implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Policy and Research

Ring figure showing policies such as data sharing & security and research areas such as understanding effect on jobs & training


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