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Iceland Has a New AI Policy

In October of 2020, the Office of the Prime Minister of Iceland assembled a five-person committee tasked with authoring an AI policy for Iceland. Part of the process included soliciting comments from the public. In March IIIM submitted a 14-page report advising the committee on the subject. The committee has now delivered a final report that resulted from its work, which outlines policy suggestions. The Prime Minister plans to present the report to parliament later this month. 

The report, titled “Stefna Íslands um gervigreind”, describes three pillars on which the AI policy for Iceland shall rest. The first is that AI should be for the benefit of everyone. The report points out that there are many potential situations in which decisions made by AI systems may have ethical and moral implications, and suggests guiding values along with a framework for evaluating such circumstances.

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