U.S. Agencies Meet Goals Under AI Executive Order

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The White House recently announced that all federal agencies have successfully completed the 90-day tasks mandated by U.S. President Joe Biden’s executive order to promote the safe adoption and development of artificial intelligence technologies. This executive order, signed on January 20, 2021, emphasized the importance of collaboration among federal agencies to identify and manage AI safety and security risks and promote the development of safe and innovative AI practices. To ensure the mandate was met, Deputy Chief of Staff Bruce Reed convened a meeting with the heads of various federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Energy. During the meeting, the officials reviewed the steps to manage AI risks and promote safe AI innovation.

The review covered a broad range of topics, including developing AI standards and best practices, establishing governance frameworks to manage AI risks, and implementing workforce development programs to enhance AI skills and knowledge across the federal government. The officials also discussed using AI in various federal applications, such as cybersecurity, healthcare, and transportation. They explored ways to ensure that the technology is used ethically and responsibly.

Completing these 90-day tasks is a significant milestone in the government’s efforts to promote the safe and responsible development of AI technologies. It demonstrates the government’s commitment to working collaboratively across agencies to ensure that AI is developed and deployed in a way that benefits all Americans while minimizing risks to our safety and security.

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