Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) (28)

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Artificial Intelligence (5)

Machine Learning (4)

The CFPB released its latest fair lending report, Protecting consumers and encouraging innovation: 2019 Fair Lending Report to Congress with a covering blog posting.  Of note is a section, Innovations in access to credit with a subsection on “providing adverse action notices when using artificial intelligence and machine learning models.”  In this section, the Bureau wrote that “artificial intelligence (AI), and more specifically, machine learning (ML), a subset of AI…”, will be an area of where the Bureau will be monitoring for fair lending and credit access. A good summary of the AI section is found in a BallardSpahr blog.  There is regulatory flexibility to handle questions of AI and machine learning, according to the Bureau.  This was the message CDIA provided in a comment to the OMB earlier this year in connection with a January 2020 Request for Comments on a Draft Memorandum to the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies, Guidance for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence Applications.