Biden’s Artificial Intelligence Executive Order Covers Broad Concerns

Biden's Artificial Intelligence Executive Order Covers Broad Concerns

October 30, 2023 at 03:39PM

President Joe Biden has issued an executive order establishing new standards for AI safety and security. Developers of advanced AIs and large language models will be required to share critical information with the US government. The order aims to prevent AI-engineered dangers, fraud, and deception, as well as protect privacy and civil rights. It also promotes innovation and global cooperation in the responsible use of AI.

Here are the key takeaways from the meeting notes:

1. President Joe Biden has issued an executive order (EO) to establish new standards for AI safety and security, with a focus on protecting the privacy of American citizens.

2. The EO will require developers of advanced AIs and large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT to share important information, including safety test results, with the US government. They will also need to develop standards and tools to ensure the safety of these AI systems.

3. The EO aims to prevent AI-generated dangerous biological materials, AI-enabled fraud and deception, and create a cybersecurity program to address vulnerabilities in AI tools.

4. The National Security Council and the White House chief of staff will draft a national security memorandum as part of the EO.

5. While the agenda is ambitious, it is believed to have little impact on organizations according to Jake Williams, a former US National Security Agency (NSA) hacker and faculty member at IANS Research. He mentions that AI generation technologies will likely outpace detection technologies, and many AI detection systems require privacy intrusion that may not be acceptable.

6. President Biden has requested Congress to pass bipartisan data legislation to validate data collection processes, strengthen research and technology that protects user privacy, prioritize “privacy-preserving techniques,” and develop guidelines for federal agencies.

7. The EO also addresses AI bias, aiming to advance equity and civil rights and protect consumers, patients, students, and support workers from potential discrimination, bias, and abuses in justice, healthcare, and housing.

8. Funding for research into privacy-preserving technologies with AI is a significant contribution of the EO.

9. The Biden administration seeks to promote innovation and competition, collaborate with other countries to promote safe and secure AI globally, and ensure responsible government use of AI.

10. The Biden administration has consulted with other countries to develop AI governance frameworks and plans to work with Congress for bipartisan legislation in the future.

11. The executive order follows a meeting held in July at the White House with seven leading tech companies, where a commitment to developing safe and secure AI technology was announced.

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