President Biden’s AI Executive Order
Posted 03 Nov at 9:45 pm in Productivity
What is the AI Executive Order?
In a decisive move, President Joe Biden issued an AI Executive Order on October 30, 2023, marking a move in hopes of creating a future where artificial intelligence (AI) is safe, secure, and trustworthy. This order is not merely a step in ensuring that the United States leads the charge in harnessing the promise of AI while adeptly managing the associated risks.
Balancing Innovation and Regulations
Guardrails for Cutting-edge Technology
A significant aspect of the AI Executive Order is its attempt to balance the interests of cutting-edge technology companies with national security and consumer rights. By creating an early set of guardrails, the order aims to provide a foundation that could potentially be strengthened by subsequent legislation.
Prioritizing Safety and Security
Healthcare AI Practices
In the healthcare sector, the AI executive order directs federal agencies to initiate certain actions that safeguard Americans from potential risks associated with AI systems. Specifically, it mandates the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a safety program to regulate healthcare AI practices, ensuring that high-risk AI systems are closely monitored and adhere to stringent safety standards.
Promoting Equity and Inclusion
Agency Equity Teams
Furthering the cause of equity and inclusion, the AI executive order mandates federal agencies to establish “Agency Equity Teams.” These teams are tasked with ensuring that the equity mandate outlined in the order is duly followed, thereby promoting equity and equality across various social strata.
Centering Civil Rights and Liberties
AI Bill of Rights
The order is built upon foundational principles laid out in the administration’s “Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights.” By centering civil rights and civil liberties in the national AI policy, the order seeks to create a safe and equitable AI landscape, ensuring that the technology serves the people while respecting their rights and freedoms.
The AI executive order by President Biden is a document that aims to set the stage for a balanced and responsible approach towards the development and application of AI in the United States. Through a blend of coordinated governance, innovation promotion, safety assurance, and equity emphasis, this order lays a strong foundation for a future where AI can thrive and contribute significantly to societal advancement.
To read the entire executive order, read here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/10/30/fact-sheet-president-biden-issues-executive-order-on-safe-secure-and-trustworthy-artificial-intelligence/
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