Barriers to Regulating AI: Critical Observations from a Fractured Field

Ashlin Lee, Will Orr, Walter Johnson, Jenna Harb, Kate Henne

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    Drawing on insights from critical infrastructure studies, critical data studies, and regulatory governance, we outline the implications of fragmentation and fracturing in the context of AI regulation. Instead of critiquing the state of AI as evidence of failure, we see these breakages as valuable leverage points. In some, though not all, instances, there is value in maintaining fractures to pursue more just technological outcomes. We highlight how fractures can add value by looking at the challenges of AI regulation through the lens of breakage and repair, which Jackson (2014) describes as the work required for systems to operate over time through moments of disruption.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Critical Studies of Artificial Intelligence
    Editors Simon Lindgren
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
    ISBN (Print)978 1 80392 855 5
    Publication statusPublished - 2023

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