The exponential growth of technology, data, and artificial intelligence is one of the greatest challenges facing our modern era: the tools that have such incredible benefits also pose threats to our civil rights and civil liberties if misused. The ACLU-CT supports measures that increase algorithmic oversight. Every day, governments make thousands of decisions that impact our lives. Each of these decisions, both big and small, are increasingly determined by a government algorithm. Algorithms are used in many arenas of government: facial recognition by police, determining school and Medicaid budgeting, pretrial risk assessments, and child neglect and domestic violence risk assessments. Algorithms and artificial intelligence can perpetuate racial bias and inequity and deeply change how people interact with the government.



Bill number

SB 1103