The White House wants to promote “Responsible AI Innovation that Protects Americans’ Rights and Safety.”
- Here are some key points from the announcement:
- Ex Ante Check: When it comes to AI, we must place people and communities at the center by supporting responsible innovation that serves the public good, while also protecting our society, security and economy. Importantly, this means that companies have a fundamental responsibility to make sure their products are safe before they are deployed or made public.
- AI R&D: The National Science Foundation is announcing $140 million in funding to launch seven new National AI Research Institutes. This investment will bring the total number of institutes to 25 across the country, and extend the network of organizations involved into nearly every state. The new institutes will research climate, agriculture, energy, public health, education and cybersecurity matters.
- Public assessments of existing generative AI system: Independent commitment has been received from leading AI developers to participate in a public evaluation of AI systems, consistent with responsible disclosure principles.
- Policies to ensure the U.S. government is leading by example on mitigating AI risks and harnessing AI opportunities: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that it will release draft policy guidance this summer regarding the use of AI systems by the U.S. government.