Biden Executive Order Sets the Stage for Burdensome AI Regulations

The Executive Order directs the following actions:

Require that developers of the most powerful AI systems share their safety test results and other critical information with the U.S. government.Develop standards, tools, and tests to help ensure that AI systems are safe, secure, and trustworthy.Protect against the risks of using AI to engineer dangerous biological materials by developing strong new standards for biological synthesis screening.Protect Americans from AI-enabled fraud and deception by establishing standards and best practices for detecting AI-generated content and authenticating official content.Establish an advanced cybersecurity program to develop AI tools to find and fix vulnerabilities in critical software.Order the development of a National Security Memorandum that directs further actions on AI and security, to be developed by the National Security Council and White House Chief of Staff.

To better protect Americans’ privacy, including from the risks posed by AI, the President calls on Congress to pass bipartisan data privacy legislation to protect all Americans, especially kids, and directs the following actions:

Protect Americans’ privacy by prioritizing federal support for accelerating the development and use of privacy-preserving techniques.Strengthen privacy-preserving research and technologies, such as cryptographic tools that preserve individuals’ privacy, by funding a Research Coordination Network to advance rapid breakthroughs and development.Evaluate how agencies collect and use commercially available information—including information they procure from data brokers—and strengthen privacy guidance for federal agencies to account for AI risks.Develop guidelines for federal agencies to evaluate the effectiveness of privacy-preserving techniques, including those used in AI systems.

For a more detailed list of directives, check out the full press release.

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