Agencies offer more time to comment on AI

(May 21, 2021) An extension to July 1 for the deadline to comment on how credit unions and banks use artificial intelligence (AI) in their activities was announced this week by NCUA and other federal financial institution regulators.

The original comment deadline was June 1, but regulators said they were extending that in response to concerns from commenters noting “the complex technical nature and significance of the topic.”

The invitation to comment was provided in a request for information (RFI) published in late March by NCUA, CFPB, FDIC, the Federal Reserve, and the OCC.

The five agencies are seeking information from the public on how financial institutions use AI in activities such as fraud prevention, personalization of customer services, credit underwriting, and other operations. Regulators said they are seeking to better understand the use of AI, including machine learning, by financial institutions; appropriate governance, risk management, and controls over AI; and challenges in developing, adopting, and managing AI.

Agencies Extend Comment Period on Request for Information on Artificial Intelligence