Biden’s AI executive order draws mixed reviews

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The rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence has seen both praise and criticism for President Biden’s historic executive order (EO). The ruling requires companies to hand over ‘testing data’ to the government so that it can investigate ‘black box’ algorithms that may produce biassed AI. Christopher Alexander, who serves as chief analytics officer for Pioneer Development Group, is of the opinion that this provision may prove to be beneficial in the supply of supervision and commercial protections. However, Alexander underlined that in order for this effort to succeed in lessening the threat presented by artificial intelligence, it must be a non-partisan, technological undertaking that leaves politics at the door.

As artificial intelligence (AI) technology improves, there will be safeguards in place to protect the privacy of American citizens, and as part of the executive order, developers will be required to disclose the results of any safety tests with the government. Before signing the order, Vice President Biden stated, “AI is all around us.” Some authorities are called out for focusing “on the wrong priorities,” while others say that “private oversight” of developing technology is something that must happen.

While the policy director for the American Principles Project, Jon Schweppe, lauded many sections of Vice President Biden’s executive order, he argued that other aspects of the order focus “on the wrong priorities.” According to him, the government ought to exercise a more direct supervision over artificial intelligence projects, particularly those in the fields of research and security. Schweppe, on the other hand, proposed that there should be “private oversight” of the evolving technology, and that individuals working on artificial intelligence should be subject to “significant liability.”

According to Fox News Digital, the policy director of the Bull Moose Project, Ziven Havens, regarded Biden’s directive as a “decent first attempt at AI policy.” The Executive Order establishes expectations for norms and restrictions in a wide variety of domains, some of which include watermarks, the effects on the workforce, and national security, to name just a few. Havens warned that the development of such rules will take some time, and that falling behind in the race to develop artificial intelligence as a result of bureaucracy that is slow and ineffective would be a catastrophic failure.

Phil Siegel, the founder of the Centre for Advanced Preparedness and Threat Response Simulation, told Fox News Digital that Biden’s directive was “thorough” but questioned whether it aimed to “take on too much.”Protecting youngsters and the elderly, implementing regulations that “take into consideration the breadth of AI,” making sure algorithms are fair by removing bias, and making sure they are secure and trustworthy were the four pillars that Siegel proposed should support legislation regarding artificial intelligence.

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