President Joe Biden’s top science adviser is calling for a new “rights bill” to avoid powerful new artificial intelligence technology.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Friday launched a fact-finding mission to look at facial recognition and other biometric tools used to identify people or assess their emotional or mental states and roles. What
Eric Lander, Biden’s chief science adviser, and Alondra Nelson, deputy director of the Science and Society, published an opinion in Wired magazine detailing the need to develop new security measures against the poor and harmful use of AI. May be unfairly discriminated against. Their privacy.
“Counting rights is just the first step,” he wrote. “What can we do to protect them? The federal government is likely to refuse to buy software or technology products that fail to respect these rights. Federal contractors are required to use these technologies.” Adopt new rules and regulations for this ‘rights bill’, or to fill the gap. “
This is not the first time the Biden administration has expressed concern about the harmful use of AI, but it is one of the clearest steps towards doing something about it.
European regulators have already taken steps to curb the most dangerous AI applications. Proposed regulations drafted by EU officials this year will ban some uses of AI, such as the government’s use of real-time scanning of facial features in public places, and strictly control others that protect people’s rights. Can be endangered.
Political leaders in Western democracies have said they want to balance the desire to use AI’s economic and social capabilities while allaying growing concerns about the reliability of tools that can track and profile individuals. And make recommendations on who has access to jobs, loans and educational opportunities. .
A federal document filed Friday seeks public comments from AI developers, experts and all those affected by the collection of biometric data.