All Eyes on AI

May 2024
Region: Americas
Colorado governor throws down the gauntlet on artificial intelligence (AI) regulation after Colorado general assembly passes the nation’s first AI law.

The week starting May 13, 2024, was a busy one for AI regulation. The week started and ended with big news from Colorado: on Monday, Colorado’s legislature passed “Concerning Consumer Protections In Interactions With Artificial Intelligence Systems” (SB 24-205) (Colorado AI Law) and, on Friday, Governor Jared Polis (D) signed the Colorado AI Law “with reservations” according to his letter to Colorado’s legislature. Although the Colorado legislature is the first US lawmaker to pass general AI legislation, Colorado’s Governor has expressly invited the US Congress to replace the Colorado AI Law with a national regulatory scheme before the Colorado AI Law’s February 1, 2026, effective date.