In a groundbreaking move, an Executive Order has been issued by President Biden, setting forth extensive directives aimed at shaping the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the United States. The goal is multifaceted: making AI safe, secure, trustworthy, and beneficial for all sectors of society, from national security to consumer protection.
Here’s a breakdown of the key areas the Executive Order touches upon:
AI Safety and Security Standards: Mandating stringent requirements, disclosures, and the establishment of comprehensive standards and tools for secure AI systems by relevant agencies and institutions.
Protecting Privacy: Accelerating the development and implementation of technologies that enhance privacy safeguards in AI systems, supported by a Research Coordination Network for continuous innovation in privacy preservation.
Promoting Equity and Civil Rights: Initiating actions to mitigate algorithmic discrimination, providing guidelines to prevent the misuse of AI in causing inequality and discrimination.
Consumer, Patient, and Student Protections: Advocating for regulatory clarity and the formulation of effective guidelines ensuring transparency, fairness, and accountability in AI applications in sectors like health and education.
Supporting Workers: Emphasizing the development of strategies to address challenges such as job displacement, promoting enhanced labor standards, and comprehensive workforce training.
Fostering Innovation and Competition: Championing policies to nurture a competitive AI ecosystem, emphasizing support for small businesses and startups in the AI domain.
Global Leadership and Collaboration: Promoting active global engagement and collaboration for the development of responsible and ethical AI, emphasizing values like democracy and human rights.
Government Use of AI: Setting guidelines for ethical, fair, and transparent use of AI in government operations and services.