President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that there is not enough data to conclude whether or not artificial intelligence technology is dangerous.
Biden says the final result is still uncertain and “remains to be seen.”
The President said that technology firms “have a duty” to secure the security of their goods before exposing them to the public, highlighting the need to resolve such vulnerabilities. Biden made these remarks while emphasizing the necessity of preventing future dangers.
He said that social media had shown the potential harm that may result from highly effective technologies that lack adequate safeguards. He said we see what happens to mental health, self-images, depression, and feelings of powerlessness when there are no safeguards, especially among young people.
The president also called on lawmakers to pass bipartisan privacy legislation that imposes tight limitations on personal data that digital firms gather and would force corporations to put health and safety first in the products that they produce.
This proposal would mandate that manufacturers prioritize consumer health and safety.
As President Joe Biden recently put it, artificial intelligence may help us deal with some severe challenges, such as sickness and climate change. Yet, we must also face the threats to our national security, economy, and way of life.
It is the role of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) to advise the White House on matters of science, technology, and innovation policy. One of the committee’s co-chairs is Arati Prabhakar, a member of the Cabinet and the director of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.
This group includes academics and business leaders from big tech firms like Google and Microsoft.
To head off potential issues brought on by the spread of AI systems, the Biden administration unveiled some of its goals for the next year, including guidelines for safeguarding personal data and limiting spying. The proposed “Bill of Rights” does not specify any measures to be taken to put it into effect.
Companies have released chatbots like Google’s Bard and OpenAI’s ChatGPT, putting artificial intelligence at the forefront of national and international conversation in recent months.
Italy temporarily shut down ChatGPT last week for privacy concerns.