President Biden Issues Groundbreaking AI Executive Order


President Joe Biden delivers remarks about government regulations on artificial intelligence systems during an event in the East Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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(AURN News) — President Joe Biden issued a historic executive order on Monday that promises to reshape the world of artificial intelligence. The move comes as the White House unveiled an ambitious set of standards focusing on security, safety, privacy, civil rights, and the future of AI.

In a landmark step for AI governance, the executive order encompasses a wide range of initiatives aimed at ensuring the responsible development and use of artificial intelligence not just in federal use but also around the world. This sweeping order marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of AI policy.

One of the key components of the President’s directive is the introduction of rigorous testing standards for AI products before they are made available to the public. This aims to enhance the quality and reliability of AI systems while minimizing potential risks to users.

Federal agencies will also see heightened guidelines for the utilization of AI technologies. The order encourages a more responsible and transparent approach to AI adoption within the government, ensuring that these technologies adhere to ethical and legal standards.

The executive order also underscores a commitment to combat discrimination in AI applications. By providing comprehensive guidance, the government aims to prevent the use of AI in ways that could discriminate against individuals or groups. The White House says the goal is to ensure fairness and equity in the use of AI, including within the criminal justice system.

The executive order, the first of its kind in the United States, reflects growing global concern about the responsible and ethical use of artificial intelligence.

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