China has introduced a new set of rules to familiarize consumers with algorithms / Digital Information World

The committee of Chinese authorities established new laws and regulations to prohibit the use of incomprehensible algorithms in the first week of January 2022. The Cyberspace Administration of China, the Ministry of Industry and Technology of the Information, the Ministry of Public Security and the State Administration for Market Regulation are the four key departments that make up the committee.

New rules and regulations came into effect yesterday, March 1, 2022. As stated by the Chinese authorities, these new policies and set of laws are being monitored in the interests of the protection of the state and the general good of the legitimate rights and interests of citizens and health. the growth of online information services is encouraged.

These rules and regulations require providers of algorithm recommendation services to respect users’ rights, such as the right to know the algorithm, which requires providers to disclose the basic principles, objectives and operational mechanisms of the algorithm. algorithm. Users should also be able to choose options that are not particular to their personal traits and opt out of the algorithm’s suggestion service, as required by law.

Despite recommendations such as tighter online content restrictions than one would expect to find in a Beijing algorithm policy, according to Kendra Schaefer, partner and head of technology policy research at Trivium China, it’s the fact that China has come out and done compared to the rest of the world because it seems like the rest of the world just thinks about it and of course that’s a remarkable effort on the part of the China.

Chinese policymakers seem to be swayed by EU AI law, as evidenced by open-minded academics from Tsinghai University and Nankai University. These liberal scholars seem to have played a role in the development of AI technology in China.

H/T: Protocol

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