As noise is being turned into information with AI, we’ve had some fundamental shifts in our social contract that modern society is just beginning to pay attention to. Now, at the advent of AI’s widespread integration into our lives, an increasing number of events in the digital world (Equifax, Snowden) is forcing us to think hard about the implications of the technology we use every day. It’s not just about how we translate our human values into machine outcomes, but also how machine outcomes impact our values. It is time to stop treating AI like a black box and be willing to shine a light on what the technology is really doing in order to renovate our social contract consciously rather than automatically. Government’s role will be critical to enforcing the requirement that AI be transparent.