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Runaway bureaucracy could make common uses of AI worse, even mail delivery

January 16, 2024
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You probably don’t think much about it, but it’s still a minor miracle. You write a letter, slide it in an envelope, affix a stamp and drop it in a mailbox. Within days, the letter finds its way to where it’s addressed, with a trivial error rate.

Other than waving to your mail carrier in the afternoon, you never see the exquisitely complex processes that allow the U.S. Postal Service to deliver more than 400 million of mail every day. You just know that it’s cheap, reliable and easy. The stamp probably cost you just 66 cents.

But the White House’s new rules on artificial intelligence, unless clarified, could degrade the quality of government operations as basic — and uncontroversial — as delivering the mail.

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