Two lawmakers filed a bill requiring the creators of the Foundation Model to disclose the sources of the training data so that copyright holders would know when their information was taken. The AI Foundation Model Transparency Act – filed by Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Don Beyer (D-VA) – would direct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to work with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Establish rules for reporting training data transparency.
Companies building foundation models will be required to report the sources of the training data and how the data is maintained during the inference process, describe the model’s limitations or risks, how the model conforms to NIST’s planned AI risk management framework, and any other How that aligns with federal standards. Can be established, and information can be provided on the computational power used to train and run the model. The bill also calls for a “red flag” to prevent AI developers from providing “false or harmful information” about medical or health-related questions, biological synthesis, cybersecurity, elections, policing, financial lending decisions, education, Must report efforts under the “Team” model. Employment decisions, public services and vulnerable populations such as children.
The bill states, “With increased public access to artificial intelligence, there has been an increase in lawsuits and public concerns about copyright infringement.” “Public use of the Foundation model has led to countless examples of inaccurate, unclear, or biased information being presented to the public.”
The bill still needs to be assigned to a committee and discussed, and it is unclear whether that will happen before the busy election campaign season begins.
Eshoo and Beyer’s bill complements the Biden administration’s AI executive order, which helps establish reporting standards for AI models. However, the executive order is not law, so if the AI Foundation Model Transparency Act passes, it would make transparency requirements for training data a federal rule.