Yes, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here to stay and US President Joe Biden has proven that on Monday, October 30, 2023, by signing the AI Executive Order.
The order highlights several areas; from national security to labour; where the White House is bracing for AI’s impact.
According to President Biden, the sweeping executive order on AI focused on seizing on the emerging technology and managing its risks.
The order includes several new actions, which focus on areas like safety, privacy-protecting workers and innovation.
The executive order includes new standards for safety, including:
- Requiring companies developing models that pose a serious risk to national security, economic security or public health to notify the federal government when training the model
- They must also share the results of all safety tests
The order also seeks to address issues including job displacement, labour standards and data collection.
“President Biden is rolling out the strongest set of actions any government in the world has ever taken on AI safety, security, and trust,” Deputy Chief of Staff, Bruce Reed said in a statement.
“It’s the next step in an aggressive strategy to do everything on all fronts to harness the benefits of AI and mitigate the risks.”
Additionally, the White House is launching AI.gov, a website for job applicants who want to work on AI issues in the federal government. The official said they want to bring AI experts into the federal workforce because “you can never have too much AI talent.”