November 30, 2018

CHINA: Legislature starts using AI

TRIVIUM CHINA

 Legislature starts using AI

China’s legislature is not just studying AI (see October 30 Tip Sheet) and formulating laws for AI (See November 26 Tip Sheet) – they're also using AI.    

First, the body is building a huge database of legislation, regulations, government rules, and administrative measures from across the country.

Officials are then using a set of algorithms to identify rules and regulations that are in conflict with more authoritative laws.

📌A case in point from Tianjin (Procuratorial Daily):

The Tianjin municipal legislature screened all regulations for the phrase “fiscal guarantee.”

The search found more than 151 lower-level resolutions related to fiscal guarantees.

Of those 151, four were found to be in violation of higher-level rules; all four were rescinded.

It gets better: The legislatures are building ever-larger keyword screening pools, to have a robust review process in place to check the consistency of regulations and rules across the country.

Next step: They plan to make the database public in 2019.

Get smart: Lots of people are worried about potential abuses of AI in China. But there are genuine efforts underway to use it to improve governance as well.
 

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Procuratorial Daily: 2018年底国家法律法规数据库将初步建

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