Biden Falls Behind On AI Despite His Best Efforts

In order to ensure the safety, security, and trust of artificial intelligence (AI) systems, President Biden has issued an executive order that seeks to do so without stifling innovation. The decree was announced on the day of the UK’s major international conference on AI, and it hopes to lead the US in developing worldwide guidelines for AI use to assuage fears of the technology leading to human extinction. In order to ensure that artificial intelligence (AI) advances in a way that is “human-centric,” “trustworthy,” and “responsible,” the United States and 27 other countries released the Bletchley Declaration.

Before releasing new goods or “red-teaming,” in which teams evaluate technologies for faults and vulnerabilities, creators of cutting-edge AI systems are required by Biden’s executive order to share test results with the government. Instructions to create red team standards are given to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The goal of this procedure is to ensure that AI does not escape human control and be used by non-experts to create or acquire capabilities that can destroy the world.

Leading technologists have issued dire warnings about the future after ChatGPT, a huge language model generative AI that can replicate human interaction, answer questions, generate graphics, and compose tales or papers, was released and widely used last year.

This executive order establishes standards, mandates verification of legitimate AI content with watermarks, and lays out criteria for collecting and sharing data in an effort to prevent AI from producing misleading content like “deep fakes.” There is much wriggle room for AI developers to sidestep the requirements and directions in the executive order, while the Commerce Department’s licensing rules may limit their freedom of action.

The European Union, China, and Japan have established the most complete legislative framework for AI and digital privacy regulations to safeguard the public from undesirable algorithms. The United States trails behind these other big tech players in this regard. Both debates have been driven by Big Tech and its lobbyists, and the White House just announced the businesses’ agreement to adhere to voluntary rules for AI.

Governments face a difficult trade-off when trying to protect the public interest and encourage innovation at the same time. Biden’s effort to catch up is highlighted by the declaration published at the U.K. meeting today and by the presence of Vice President Kamala Harris at the AI conference.