Kamala Harris will outline an artificial intelligence strategy in a London speech.

Oct 28
US Vice President Kamala Harris outlined the mounting hazards presented by artificial intelligence in a speech that urged for international cooperation and tighter rules to safeguard consumers from the technology.

At the US Embassy in London on Wednesday, Harris stated, "History has shown that, in the absence of regulation and strict government oversight, some technology companies choose to put profits above the well-being of their customers, the safety of our communities, and the stability of our democracy."

Harris disclosed several actions the White House is taking to address the risks associated with AI. Among these is the recently established Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute by the Commerce Department, which will create policies and resources to lessen the risks posed by the technology.

Additionally, the Office of Management and Budget intends to publish draft policy guidelines on using AI by the US government.

The vice president's address is part of a larger initiative by the White House to put limitations on emerging AI products that are quickly entering the market and frequently have minimal regulatory control.

Additionally, Harris stated that the US government is collaborating with significant foundations that have pledged $200 million to support AI safety initiatives, such as the Ford Foundation, the Hasing-Simons Foundation, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She added that thirty more nations have joined the US in establishing guidelines for the use of AI in warfare.

President Joe Biden made the address following the signing of an executive order on Monday that gives the federal government the power to enforce privacy and security regulations on newly developed artificial intelligence systems.

Companies including Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc., and Google Alphabet Inc. will be significantly impacted by the ruling. Before making their new models available to the general public, companies will need to furnish the government with the test results.

Artificial intelligence-generated content must also be labeled, according to the directive.
With the release of platforms that are easily accessible to the general user, such as the OpenAI ChatGPT application, the use of artificial intelligence tools has expanded considerably in recent months. Concerns about the platforms' potential for spreading false information and the perpetuation of bias by the underlying algorithms have also been highlighted by the growing usage of technology.

According to Kamala Harris, Congress and the White House need to work together quickly to enact legislation that is more powerful than executive orders alone. She added that AI products might be governed by the current privacy, openness, and consumer protection regulations.

"Artificial intelligence companies are currently subject to these enforceable laws and regulations," the speaker stated.

Many regulatory organizations, such as the G7 and the UN, are actively working to create guidelines for behavior in the artificial intelligence space. Possibly the most advanced is the European Union, whose Artificial Intelligence Act is set to become law by the end of the year.

The Biden administration's prompt action to restrict AI contrasts with how Washington has handled emerging technologies in the past. Long-term efforts to regulate social media sites have resulted in several legal challenges, such as the Justice Department's historic federal antitrust lawsuit against Google.

International collaboration in the field of artificial intelligence has its beginnings with the AI Summit. At the meeting on Wednesday, the US, China, and 26 other nations signed a joint declaration pledging to cooperate in preventing "catastrophic harm" from artificial intelligence.

The deal, according to Sunak, is a "landmark achievement" that demonstrates the willingness of the major AI powers in the world to work together to regulate emerging technology. Given the tense connections China has with Western nations on issues like trade, security, and human rights, its involvement is particularly crucial.

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