AI Orders and Summits and Forums, Oh My!

Gabby Miller is Staff Writer at Tech Policy Press. President Biden is joined by the Vice President at the signing of his Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence. Source. With the release of a White House executive order on artificial intelligence (AI), another installation of the US Senate’s AI ‘Insight Forums,’ the UK AI Safety Summit, and more, it’s a busier-than-usual week for AI policy. Here’s ‘what to watch’ this week:   Monday President Joseph Biden issues a sweeping AI Executive Order  On Monday, President Joseph Biden issued a highly-anticipated “Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence.” The first-of-its-kind executive action is the White House’s attempt to quickly establish oversight of the rapidly evolving technology while Congress works to develop a comprehensive regulatory framework. The document is devoted, in large part, to national security concerns, doling out various new responsibilities to the Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security, the Director of National Intelligence, and other agencies. But nearly the entire alphabet soup of federal agencies is implicated.  The Executive Order can be broken down into eight parts, as outlined by CNBC:  Creating new safety and security standards for AI Protecting consumer privacy Protecting consumers overall by evaluating potentially harmful AI-related health-care practices Supporting workers Promoting innovation and competition Working with international partners to implement AI standards globally Developing guidance for federal agencies’ use and procurement of AI  Advancing equity and civil rights by creating guidance and research that avoids further algorithmic discrimination Some top takeaways…AI Orders and Summits and Forums, Oh My!