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AI and Retirement Plan Fiduciary Responsibilities: Challenges and Solutions

Retirement plan fiduciaries have a legal obligation to act in the best interests of participants and beneficiaries. As the retirement planning industry increasingly adopts AI technologies, fiduciaries face new challenges in fulfilling their responsibilities. However, there are also connected solutions available to address these challenges.

One challenge is ensuring that AI algorithms are free from biases that may adversely affect participants’ retirement outcomes. Fiduciaries must carefully vet the algorithms used in retirement planning to ensure they are transparent, reliable, and free from discriminatory bias.

Another challenge is understanding the complex inner workings of AI algorithms. Fiduciaries must ensure that they know how the algorithms work and how they affect participant outcomes. They must also ensure that participants are informed about the use of AI in retirement planning and how it may affect their retirement accounts.

Moreover, a third challenge is managing the risks associated with the use of AI. Fiduciaries must ensure that they have appropriate systems in place to manage and mitigate the risks associated with using AI algorithms. This may include developing policies and procedures for monitoring and managing AI algorithms.

Fortunately, there are solutions to these challenges. Fiduciaries can work closely with retirement plan providers to ensure that they understand the risks and benefits of using AI in retirement planning. They can also work with providers to develop policies and procedures for managing the risks associated with AI and its retirement plan software.

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