President Biden has issued an executive order requiring transparency from developers of the most powerful AI systems.
He has taken an aggressive strategy to do everything on all fronts to harness the benefits of AI and mitigate the risks. Companies developing AI models that pose serious risks to public health and safety, the economy or national security will have to notify the federal government when training the model and share results of safety tests before making models public.
Beyond safety and security, the government will prioritize the development of privacy tools using cutting edge AI systems. In addition, technical assistance and resources will be provided to small developers and entrepreneurs to commercialize AI.
The Biden administration recognizes executive orders can’t replace legislation and continues to call on Congress to pass a law governing AI safety. With MAGA politicians at the helm more interested in dysfunction and ensuring that government doesn’t work, nothing is likely to happen until voters in 2024 give them the boot.