Artificial Intelligence for
Economic & Social Prosperity

 

USCIB Policy Recommendations

USCIB recognizes the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance human well-being, drive economic growth and realize many of the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Nevertheless, we recognize that these ground-breaking technologies will require upskilling and adaptation of the labor market, and acknowledge the potential for their misuse, which could undermine personal privacy and online security protections, and support decision-making biases, among other possible pitfalls.

The public and private sector must work together to ensure an innovative, responsible and human-centric approach to AI development and deployment.


USCIB Policy Recommendations

USCIB members underscore the imperative that AI is human-centric in purpose with related accountability mechanisms – grounded in the values-based OECD AI Principles.

To realize the very best of AI, while addressing an mitigating risks, USCIB offers the following policy recommendations:

Build Upon Existing AI Governance Frameworks

USCIB urges governments and stakeholder groups to draw from the substantial body of AI-related work underway in various multilateral forums as well as at the national level, most notably, OECD’s groundbreaking 2019 AI Principles.

A Human-Centric, Accountable Approach

Business supports a human-centric and accountable approach to AI governance. AI should be accountable to people and provide approachable opportunities for user feedback, relevant explanations and appeal, and be subject to appropriate human direction and control.

A Risk-Based Approach Focused on Developers & Deployers of AI

A legal and regulatory framework should reflect the technology architecture for AI to effectively mitigate risk. Requirements need to be applied not just to those developing high-risk AI systems, but also to those deploying and using them.

Security & Privacy Protections

Risks posed by AI range from threats to personal privacy and system security to the creation of unfair bias. USCIB urges that AI development integrate privacy-by-design principles into the technology architecture and prioritize research on societal risks posed by AI systems, sych as that of the OECD.

Skills Development, Employment Support, & Public-Private Partnerships

AI skills initiatives can help workers around the world stay ahead of emerging skills gaps and take advantage of these new technologies. Benefits realized by preparing the workforce of the future and guiding current workers through the AI transition are magnified by business and governemnt joining hands in this effort.

Transparent & Explainable

USCIB members believe that AI governance should be transparent and easily explainable. Developers of AI should commit to responsible disclosures and provide meaningful information, appropriate to the context, aimed at fostering a general understanding of AI systems and to make users aware of their interactions with AI systems.

Multistakeholder Involvement

The global digital ecosystem benefits when government policymakers work in close cooperation with business, civil society, academia, and the technical community. Such stakeholder inclusion can lower the risk of unintended consequences and increase the legitimacy of policies that are adopted at all levels.

Combatting Misinformation & Disinformation

While powerful generative AI tools provide many benefits and opportunities, we also see abuse of these new AI tools by bad actors, including the production and dissemination of deepfake videos, audio, or images for the purpose of committing fraud, spreading misinformation, and sowing societal distrust, for example, in elections and democratic institutions. Lawmakers and industry both need to act with urgency by developing standards and other technical solutions to combat these threats.

USCIB Engagement in 2024

  • Further develop USCIB’s Policy Recommendations to address AI technology innovation and the governance implications for AI developers and deployers across sectors.
  • Leveraging USCIB’s ECOSOC status, feed into UN negotiations on AI, responding to the interim report of the High Level Advisory Body on AI and providing further input to consultations on the planned Global Digital Compact to be adopted in September 2024, building on submissions USCIB made in 2023.
  • Actively participate in the work of the OECD AI Governance Working Party, including the update of the 2019 OECD AI Principles and work on applying Responsible Business Conduct to AI, as well as any role the OECD has in taking forward the G7 Hiroshima AI outputs.
  • Regularly update USCIB’s online tracking system to actively monitor the global sweep of AI governance models and engage regularly with the US government and other link-minded countries concerning implementation of these frameworks and the development of global approaches.
  • Continue monthly internal cross-committee coordination calls to ensure uniformity and consistency of messaging at the OECD, the ILO, and the UN and its specialist agencies.

How To Get Involved

USCIB will continue to bring forward the voice, innovation and expertise of the American business community to effectively address issued on AI.

If you are a member and want to get more involved, please contact Cheryl Miller.

Contact Cheryl

If you are not currently a member and want to ensure your voice is heard on critical AI issues, please contact Alison Hoiem.

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Key Dates


May 13, 2024

Meeting of USCIB AI Governance Working Group
Virtual

May 30-31, 2024

ITU AI for Good Summit
Geneva, Switzerland

June 10, 2024

Meeting of USCIB AI Governance Workng Group
Virtual

June 24 – 26, 2024

Meeting of OECD Digital Policy Committee’s AI Governance Working Party
Paris, France

Summer 2024

Planned publication of UN High Level Body on AI’s Reporting, Governing AI for Humanity

September 24 – 25, 2024

UN Summit of the Future
New York, United States

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AI could be a game changer in the transition to a greener future, or help developing countries transform public health and leapfrog challenges of last mile access in education.

– Report of the UN High Level Advisory Body on AI

As the U.S. affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Organization or Employers (IOE) and Business at OECD (BIAC), USCIB is in a powerful position to advocate member positions and provide business views in the global arena.