Regulating AI: AI's Potential in Public Services with Trooper Sanders

Orginally published by Regulating AI: Innovate Responsibly on April 19, 2024.

On this episode, I’m joined by Trooper Sanders, CEO of Benefits Data Trust and a member of the White House National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee. Trooper’s expertise in leveraging AI to enhance the efficiency and humanity of America’s social safety net offers unique insights into the potential and challenges of AI in public services.

Key Takeaways:

(02:27) The role of Benefits Data Trust in connecting people to essential benefits using AI.

(04:54) The components of trustworthy AI: reliability, public interest alignment, security, transparency, explainability, privacy and harm mitigation.

(09:38) The ‘tortoise and hare’ challenge in aligning AI advancements with legislative processes.

(16:17) The significance of voluntary industry commitments in shaping AI’s ethical use.

(20:32) Ethical considerations in deploying AI, focusing on its societal impact and the readiness of systems for AI integration.

(22:53) Addressing biases in AI to ensure fairness and equitable benefits across all socioeconomic groups.

(27:52) Amplifying diverse voices in the AI discussion to encompass a wide range of societal perspectives.

(34:22) The potential workforce disruption by AI and the necessity of supportive measures for affected individuals.

(37:26) Considering the potentially massive impact of AI-driven career changes across various professions.

Listen to the podcast episode here.