China has implemented new set of rules to familiarize consumers with algorithms

The Chinese authorities committee established new laws and regulations to ban the use of incomprehensible algorithms in the first week of January 2022. The Cyberspace Administration of China, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Public Security, and the State Administration for Market Regulation are the four key departments that make up the committee.

New rules and regulations went into effect yesterday, March 1, 2022. As stated by the Chinese authorities these new policies and set of laws are watched over in the interests of state protection and the general good of citizens' lawful rights and interests and the healthy growth of online information services is promoted.

These rules and regulations compel algorithm recommendation service providers to respect users' rights, such as the right to know the algorithm, which requires providers to disclose the algorithm's core principles, aims, and operational mechanisms. Users should also be able to choose options that aren't particular to their personal traits and turn off the algorithm's suggestion service, according to the laws.

Despite recommendations such as stronger online content restrictions that one might expect to find in a Beijing algorithm policy, according to Kendra Schaefer, partner and head of Tech Policy Research at Trivium China, this is the fact that China has stepped out and done in comparison to the rest of the world because it appears that the rest of the world is just thinking about this and of course this is remarkable effort from China.

Chinese policy makers appear to be influenced by the EU AI act, as evidenced by open-minded scholars at Tsinghai University and Nankai University. These liberal academics appear to have played a role in the development of AI technology in China.

H/T: Protocol

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