White House AI executive order adds safety requirements for next generation tech

President Joe Biden issued an executive order Monday aimed at improving the safety, security and trustworthiness of AI in the public and private sectors.

The EO requires developers of “any foundation model that poses a serious risk to national security, national economic security or national public health and safety” to share safety results with the federal government. It also ordered the development of programs and working documents addressing AI cybersecurity, safety and risk…

While the executive order says the administration will encourage the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice and other federal agencies to exercise their authority, the White House cannot direct the FTC or DOJ to carry out specific actions…

The most immediate deliverable to follow the executive order will likely be the completion of the Office of Management and Budget memorandum on AI governance, according to the senior administration official.

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