The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued guidance about certain legal requirements that lenders must adhere to when using artificial intelligence and other complex models. The agency explains: “The guidance describes how lenders must use specific and accurate reasons when taking adverse actions against consumers. This means that creditors cannot simply use CFPB sample adverse action forms and checklists if they do not reflect the actual reason for the denial of credit or a change of credit conditions. This requirement is especially important with the growth of advanced algorithms and personal consumer data in credit underwriting. Explaining the reasons for adverse actions help improve consumers’ chances for future credit, and protect consumers from illegal discrimination.” The press release and a link to the guidance is here.