CSET’s Helen Toner shared her expertise in an article published by the Miami Herald that discusses the White House’s unveiling of a comprehensive executive order aimed at minimizing the risks and maximizing the potential of artificial intelligence (AI). The executive order introduces new guidelines for AI safety, including mandatory information sharing with the federal government, and establishes standards for privacy, civil rights, education, and health care. The order also calls for expanded AI research to ensure American companies maintain leadership in technology.
Toner emphasized the delicate balance required in the White House’s new executive order on artificial intelligence (AI), stating, “There’s broad agreement that the federal government needs to take action to protect citizens from AI’s harms and risks, while also promoting innovation and capturing the technology’s benefits.” She added, “This executive order is clearly trying to play to both sides of this coin.” Furthermore, she highlighted, “The Administration has laid out a very ambitious agenda, but figuring out how to implement it is left to a swath of different federal agencies.”
Read the full article in the Miami Herald.