Automate Utah AI Policy Act Compliance

Effective May 1st, 2024

Increased GenAI Accountability

GenAI Disclosure Requirements

Creation Of The AI "Learning Library"

AI Compliance doesn’t have to be so complicated.

Use FairNow’s AI governance platform to:

  • Effortlessly ensure your AI is in harmony with both current and upcoming regulations
  • Ensure your LLMs and GenAI are transparent, reliable, and unbiased
  • Stay ahead of compliance requirements before fees and fines become commonplace

FAQs About Utah’s AI Policy Act

What are the central themes of the Utah AI Policy Act?

The Utah AI policy acts as a wake-up call for businesses to consider the ethical and legal ramifications of their AI technologies seriously.

While the first of its kind, Utah’s move may signal a wider adoption of similar laws across other states or even federally.

As AI continues to integrate into various aspects of life and business, the need for comprehensive frameworks to manage its use, deployment, and implications becomes increasingly critical.

That’s where we come in! FairNow plays a crucial role in preparing companies for this future, ensuring they’re not only compliant today but are also ready for the regulatory landscapes of tomorrow.

What is the Utah Artificial Intelligence Policy Act (SB 149)?

The Act establishes legal liability and sets transparency obligations for generative AI deployers operating in Utah. Deployers of generative AI must clarify to end users that they are interacting with generative AI in certain cases. The law also establishes that deployers of generative AI are liable for legal offenses committed by or with the assistance of generative AI.

The Act establishes the Office of Artificial Intelligence Policy. The Office is tasked with consulting with stakeholders about potential regulatory proposals and developing and administering the Artificial Intelligence Learning Laboratory Program.

The purpose of the Learning Laboratory Program is to analyze benefits of risks of AI technologies in the state, encourage the development of AI in Utah, and analyze the effectiveness of and make recommendations on policies and regulations. The Office will establish a learning agenda for the program and accept applications from people or companies who wish to participate in the program.

Who does the Utah AI Policy Act (SB 149) apply to?

The requirements of the Act apply to people and companies who use, prompt or otherwise cause a person to interact with generative AI in the state of Utah.

The Act defines “generative artificial intelligence” as an artificial system that is trained on data; interacts with people over text, audio or visual means; and generates outputs similar to outputs created by humans – but with little or no human oversight.

The Act sets transparency requirements that cover “regulated occupations.” A regulated occupation is any occupation regulated by the Utah Department of Commerce that requires a license to operate. As of 2023, this list included jobs such as social workers, psychologists, and mental health counselors.

What are the compliance requirements of the Utah AI Policy Act?

Those using generative AI in the state of Utah are affected by two things:

Transparency requirements: Any person or company who uses or deploys generative AI to an end user must clarify that the end user is interacting with generative AI in two scenarios: if they are asked by the end user, or the generative AI is used in the provision of regulated services.

Liability established: Any person or company who commits a legal offense using generative AI or deploys generative AI that commits an offense is liable for the offense.

What are SB 149's non-compliance penalties?

Each violation of the transparency requirements brings an administrative fine of up to $2,500 and the threat of court action to enforce the requirements. Those who use generative AI to commit or aid in legal offenses will be subject to the penalties for that offense.

What is the status of Utah's Artificial Intelligence Policy Act (SB 149)?

The law has been passed and takes effect on May 1st, 2024.

How can companies best implement Utah's AI Policy Act requirements?

We’re so glad you asked!

There are two major considerations for companies regarding this regulation:

1) Utah’s AI Policy Act (SB 149) is the first of its kind, but it will not be the last. For companies operating across state lines or internationally, this is just the beginning of a long line of regulations to track and comply with.

2) Companies will be held accountable for what their chatbots say. The looming trend shows we are moving toward holding companies accountable for what their chatbots say.

Enterprises can take proactive steps to establish AI risk management frameworks to mitigate both risks.

These frameworks are crucial not just to ensure compliance but also to minimize potential legal, reputational, and financial risks down the road. The rules and principles laid out in the Act, along with related industry standards, are likely to become the norm.

Organizations looking to stay ahead of the curve and gain a competitive edge should keep a close eye on developments related to Utah’s AI Policy Act readiness this year. Participating in voluntary commitment layouts introduced during the Act’s implementation period can also be a smart move.

What does this look like practically? We recommend the following three steps to get you started:
1. Inventory models and assess risk, flag high-risk models and create accountability
2. Invest in AI governance tools,
find the tech that meets your risk profile
3. Automate audits and compliance checks,
help your stakeholders sleep easy knowing your team is always compliant

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