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FTC Chair Khan Brings on AI Policy Advice From NYU Researchers

Nov. 19, 2021, 9:13 PM

Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan is hiring three artificial intelligence researchers from New York University to advise on emerging technology issues.

Khan announced Friday that NYU’s Meredith Whittaker, Amba Kak, and Sarah Myers West are joining an AI strategy group within the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning. They join Olivier Sylvain, a law professor from Fordham University, who is serving as Khan’s senior adviser on technology.

The new hires likely signal an increased regulatory emphasis on AI technologies like facial recognition, which is also an area of expertise for Alvaro Bedoya, who’s been nominated as an FTC commissioner.

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