Soft Law for Unbiased and Nondiscriminatory Artificial Intelligence

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Here, the task undertaken is to consider and illustrate whether soft law can be an effective and credible means by which to ensure that artificial intelligence (AI) and its uses are unbiased and nondiscriminatory.

This is a pressing need. The current fact is that many AI systems are designed, intended, or other-wise to operate in biased and discriminatory ways. The most demonstrable bias and discrimination flaw in AI today is systemic racism, gender bias, and other corrosive societal ills that are baked into the data on which AI operates. Bias in, bias out. That logic is inescapable.