We, the undersigned scholars and practitioners of the Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency welcome the growing calls to develop and deploy AI in a manner that protects public interests and fundamental rights. From the dangers of inaccurate or biased algorithms that deny life-saving healthcare to language models exacerbating manipulation and misinformation, our research has long anticipated harmful impacts of AI systems of all levels of complexity and capability. This body of work also shows how to design, audit, or resist AI systems to protect democracy, social justice, and human rights. This moment calls for sound policy based on the years of research that has focused on this topic. We already have tools to help build a safer technological future, and we call on policymakers to fully deploy them.
The Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAccT) Executive Committee (Carlos Castillo, Alexandra Chouldechova, Maria De-Arteaga, Michael Ekstrand, and Seth Lazar)
The undersigned members of the FAccT community
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