Public Opinion on a Federal Office for AI

February 1, 2024
At an inflection point such as ours, we should not squander this opportunity to establish real oversight over the largest technology companies. Congress must create a new agency with the resources and meaningful enforcement authority to regulate these firms in a comprehensive, considered, and continuous manner.

Those were the words of Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Peter Welch (D-VT), in a letter to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) last week.

The Center for AI Policy seconds this sentiment, especially in the context of overseeing advanced general-purpose AI models like GPT-4 and its successors.

Importantly, the American public endorses this view. As far as we're aware, every single quality poll has found that the majority of Americans support creating a federal office to regulate AI.

Read our full analysis here.