The US Department of Commerce has invited industry players to submit contributions to President Joe Biden’s administration to conceptualize AI systems.
The US government has taken a first step toward regulating the AI sector that allows the White House to put the brakes on new technologies such as ChatGPT.
The US Department of Commerce has invited industry players to make contributions to President Joe Biden’s administration in order to conceptualize AI systems.
This step comes to indicate the White House’s openness to setting some basic rules in this field, especially since Biden said last week that there is no final judgment on whether artificial intelligence poses a threat to society.
“Just as food and vehicles are not distributed in markets without proper assurance of safety, artificial intelligence systems must also provide assurance to the public, government and businesses that they are appropriate,” the Commerce Department said in a statement.
Although the United States is home to the largest technology and artificial intelligence companies, including the Microsoft-backed Open Eye company that created ChatGPT, it lags behind internationally in terms of the regulations that sponsor the sector.
Biden has urged Congress to pass laws that put severe restrictions on big tech companies, but the chance for any progress appears slim given the political divisions among lawmakers.
The lack of the necessary legislation in the United States gave Silicon Valley the freedom to launch new products such as artificial intelligence without checking their impact on society and before the government could put in place the necessary laws.
And last month, billionaire Elon Musk and a group of CEOs and experts called for a halt to the development of strong artificial intelligence.
OpenAI required that its AI systems be subjected to “rigorous safety assessments,” citing the need for comprehensive regulation.
“Our survey will result in policies that support AI audits, risk and safety assessments, certifications and other tools that can create earned trust in AI systems,” said Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce.