The president of the United States, Joe Biden, signed a “historic” agreement this Monday executive order to regulate the use of artificial intelligence and which seeks the commitment of leading innovation companies to guarantee new standards of security, management, privacy and user protection.
“This is the most important measure adopted by any government in the world in terms of security and confidence in AI,” Biden said in a speech at the White House, minutes before the signing, with Vice President Kamala Harris.
The president insisted that he is “determined to do everything” in his power “to promote and demand responsible innovation,” which includes the use of the powerful Defense Production Act – which the federal government uses in “urgent opportunity” – to ensure that companies demonstrate the security of their AI projects before releasing them to the public.
This order will also establish standards for the collection of personal data by government agencies, accelerate the development of cybersecurity technologies, promote the responsible use of AI in social networks, health systems and algorithms. to search, and other provisions.
“Without adequate safeguards, AI can lead to discrimination, bias and other abuses,” stressed Biden, who also referred to the deeply fake published in networks where a person’s appearance and voice can be reproduced almost to the millimeter. “I saw mine and I asked myself: when did I say that?” joked the president.
Under this new order, US government agencies will “help develop standards for watermarking and clear labeling of AI-generated content” to avoid confusion.
Vice President Kamala Harris also announced her trip this week to the United Kingdom, where she will meet with technology leaders and officials on Wednesday to advance the US agenda on the issue of AI safety.