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Two Bay Area lawmakers will play key roles in the push to regulate AI in California

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, Sophia Bollag

The California Capitol will likely see a flurry of attempts to regulate artificial intelligence next year, with two Bay Area lawmakers emerging as leaders on the issue.

Assembly Member Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, D-Orinda, will play a key role in shaping any major AI legislation in her new role as chair of the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee. She says she’s focused on crafting bills tailored to address specific “known harms” from the technology, such as discrimination and bias in algorithms and maintaining the privacy of medical records as doctors embrace AI in their practices.