Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2019 proposed in US

Lawmakers in the US have proposed a bill which would require major technology companies to detect and remove discriminatory biases embedded in their computer models.

The bill, designated the Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2019, would grant new power to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and force companies to study if race, gender or other biases underpin their technology. The rules would apply to companies with annual revenue above $50 million as well as to data brokers and businesses with over a million consumers’ data.