November 1, 2023

Biden Signs Executive Order in AI Technology

Joe Biden just signed another Executive Order, this one on AI technology.

Biden called it the "most sweeping actions ever taken to protect Americans from the potential risks of AI systems."

Considering what we have seen and heard about AI over the last year, I am very curious how this will be perceived by the American people.

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The government is now going to require companies to share data for safety tests, which are called red-team testing, with the feds.

The White House stated, "In accordance with the Defense Production Act, the Order will require that companies developing any foundation model that poses a serious risk to national security, national economic security, or national public health and safety must notify the federal government when training the model, and must share the results of all red-team safety tests.

"These measures will ensure AI systems are safe, secure, and trustworthy before companies make them public.

"The National Institute of Standards and Technology will set the rigorous standards for extensive red-team testing to ensure safety before public release.”

The White House also addressed protections for Americans against fraud.

It stated, "The Department of Commerce will develop guidance for content authentication and watermarking to clearly label AI-generated content.

"Federal agencies will use these tools to make it easy for Americans to know that the communications they receive from their government are authentic—and set an example for the private sector and governments around the world."

I have seen ads using AI to replicate various stars endorsing products, with Joe Rogan being a regular target of these advertisers.

We have also seen how much damage can be done when an AI video is posted as news.

My question would be if this is being perceived as more government overreach or is AI something that we need to get a handle on before we have no idea what is real and what has been artificially generated

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