The Biden-Harris Administration has announced plans to encourage safe artificial intelligence (AI) development. In February, President Biden signed an executive order that directs federal agencies to root out bias in their design and use of new technologies, including AI, and to protect the public from algorithmic discrimination.
The administration is also working to address the national security concerns raised by AI, especially in critical areas like cybersecurity, biosecurity and safety. This includes enlisting the support of government cybersecurity experts from across the national security community to ensure leading AI companies have access to best practices, including protection of AI models and networks.
Additionally, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is announcing that it will be releasing draft policy guidance on the use of AI systems by the U.S. government for public comment. The guidance will establish specific policies for federal departments and agencies to follow in order to ensure their development, procurement and use of AI systems centers on safety.