Biden Administration’s AI Announcement Touts ‘Race Equality’, Need for AI Safety


On May 4, the Biden administration announced various policies and programs related to artificial intelligence (AI). February Executive order embedding “racial equality” in government AI.

Specifically, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will release draft guidance on the government’s use of AI.

“We also empower government agencies to responsibly use AI to advance their missions and enhance their ability to serve Americans fairly. It will also serve as a model for companies to procure and use their own AI,” read the government’s announcement.

The US National Science Foundation will commit $140 million to create seven new national research institutes dedicated to AI. We already have 18 hubs in the US.

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An AI (artificial intelligence) security camera with facial recognition technology is on display at the 14th China International Public Security Exhibition held at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing on October 24, 2018. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP) (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images)

“The new lab announced today will advance AI research and development to drive breakthroughs in critical areas such as climate, agriculture, energy, public health, education and cybersecurity,” the announcement said. I’m here.

The administration also secured agreements from prominent AI developers to participate in upcoming public evaluations of AI efficacy and safety.

Participants mentioned include Google, Microsoft, and Nvidia.

The evaluation will take place at the DEFCON 31 hacking conference in Las Vegas in August.

“This ensures that these models are thoroughly evaluated by thousands of community partners and AI experts, and that the models adhere to the principles outlined in the Biden-Harris Administration’s AI Bill of Rights and AI Risk Management Framework Blueprint. and how it matches with practice,” the announcement said.

“As with all technology, we know there are significant risks,” a senior government official told reporters at a news conference on May 3. He said he would use existing authorities.

“Technology companies have a fundamental responsibility to ensure that their products are safe and secure and protect the rights of people before they are deployed or released to the public.”

The administration also previewed a conference on the responsible use of AI with top leaders from Microsoft, OpenAI, Alphabet and Anthropic, led by Vice President Kamala Harris.

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The Microsoft Corp. logo outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash., July 3, 2014. (Ted S. Warren/AP Photo)

Officials said the conference will allow for “candid discussions” on AI development and AI risks.

Officials told reporters that President Joe Biden had made it clear that “algorithmic discrimination” on the part of companies justified action by Congress.

European Union measures already taken Regulate AI.

“This is clearly a global technology,” said a senior government official when asked about the possibility of greater coordination between the US and EU on AI.

The Epoch Times reached out for comment, but government officials did not respond by press time.