Biden Admin Unveils Unprecedented AI Executive Order On Safety And ‘Equity’

President Joe Biden’s administration unveiled a broad executive order on artificial intelligence (AI) on Monday, according to a fact sheet released by the White House.

The order covers areas such as safety, security, privacy, innovation and “advancing equity,” according to the fact sheet. It is the first ever AI executive order and follows the White House securing “voluntary commitments” from leading technology companies in July to address the risks posed by AI.

“Irresponsible uses of AI can lead to and deepen discrimination, bias, and other abuses in justice, healthcare, and housing,” the fact sheet states.

The order mandates working with “the Department of Justice and Federal civil rights offices on best practices for investigating and prosecuting civil rights violations related to AI,” according to the fact sheet. Top AI companies must also share important information with the government.

“Developers of the most powerful AI systems [must] share their safety test results and other critical information with the U.S. government,” the fact sheet states. “Companies developing any foundation model that poses a serious risk to national security, national economic security, or national public health and safety must notify the federal government when training the model, and must share the results of all red-team safety tests. These measures will ensure AI systems are safe, secure, and trustworthy before companies make them public.”

There is no mention in the fact sheet about “misinformation” or “disinformation,” but the executive order will include measures on safeguarding Americans by labeling and identifying deep fakes, which are fraudulent content created by AI that appears authentic, according to the fact sheet.

“The actions that President Biden directed today are vital steps forward in the U.S.’s approach on safe, secure, and trustworthy AI,” the fact sheet concludes. “More action will be required, and the Administration will continue to work with Congress to pursue bipartisan legislation to help America lead the way in responsible innovation.”

Biden’s Assistant Commerce Secretary for Communications and Information Alan Davidson asserted in April that AI regulation could include government reviews of whether AI is spreading “misinformation, disinformation, or other misleading content.”

The White House did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

Jason Cohen on October 30, 2023

Daily Caller News Foundation

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