AI Literacy Act Awaits Congressional Consideration

January 03, 2024

The bipartisan bill asks lawmakers to update the Digital Equity Act of 2021 to emphasize the importance of educating current and future workers on the basic principles and applications of artificial intelligence.

“The AI Literacy Act is an important example of Congress adapting to labor market shifts. As AI becomes more prevalent, it’s essential that workers have the opportunity to upskill and reskill to meet the economic moment and business need,” Caroline Treschitta, policy analyst for the National Skills Coalition, said in a public statement. “Digital skills, including working with AI, remain absolutely essential for jobseekers, which is why funding for workers to access digital skills is crucial for workers and businesses.”