Suresh Venkatasubramanian, a professor of Computer Science and Data Science at Brown University, focuses his research on algorithmic fairness and the impact of automated decision-making systems in society. He recently served as assistant director for Science and Justice in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he co-authored the "Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights."
In an interview, he talks about how he got involved in policymaking, gathering insights for the AI Bill of Rights Blueprint, struggles with balancing specificity and vagueness in the Bill, digital privacy and privacy fundamentalism, GDPR traps, considerations for legislating explainability, criticisms of the Blueprint, AI legislation outside the U.S., advice for technologists interested in public policy, and much more.
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