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“Use of AI in government is still a burgeoning field, with promising potential in detecting fraud, increasing efficiency and responsiveness, and generally improving service to citizens. To reach these goals and avoid missteps, governments have a series of lessons to learn: they must adopt policies that protect privacy, train public officials to understand the technologies being implemented, including the risks, and implement guardrails to prevent biases in the data from further disenfranchising disadvantaged groups.”
As recent developments have renewed interest in harnessing new data and analytical techniques for credit underwriting, stakeholders are asking questions about potential benefits and risks particularly for addressing racial equity issues. FinRegLab Deputy Director Kelly Thompson Cochran wrote an article summarizing recent initiatives and issues for an edition of the Community Development Innovation Review titled “Fintech, Racial Equity, and an Inclusive Financial System” that has been published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Aspen Institute.