In a significant move, the Biden administration revealed on Friday that it has reached an agreement with major U.S. technology companies to address the potential risks associated with artificial intelligence (AI). Central to this deal is the assurance that users will be informed when content is AI-generated, as well as the permission for external security testing of their systems.
The prominent tech firms involved in this initiative include Amazon.com, Meta Platforms, Microsoft (along with its investee company OpenAI), Alphabet’s Google, Inflection, and Anthropic. Together, these companies have committed to prioritizing three key principles critical to the future of AI: safety, security, and trust.
The White House emphasized the immediate nature of these commitments undertaken by the tech giants. According to them, this is a crucial step towards the development of responsible AI. Ahead of this announcement, leaders from these companies have already been summoned to the White House earlier this year and will be meeting with President Joe Biden on Friday.
While the specific details on how these AI safety commitments will be enforced were not outlined in Friday’s announcement, the White House revealed that they are actively working on an executive order and will pursue bipartisan legislation on this subject.
This monumental agreement between the Biden administration and major tech players marks a milestone in managing the risks associated with artificial intelligence. It showcases a genuine commitment to the safety, security, and trustworthiness of AI technology—an imperative cornerstone for its responsible utilization.