President Joe Biden’s top science advisers are calling for a new “rights bill” to protect against powerful new artificial intelligence technology.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Friday launched a search operation to identify people or use faces to assess their emotional or mental state and temperament, as well as other biometric tools.
Eric Lander, Biden’s chief science adviser, and Aldora Nelson, deputy director of the Society for Science and Society, commented on the need to develop new defenses against AI’s abusive and harmful practices that could unjustly discriminate or violate humans. Their privacy.
“Calculating rights is only the first step,” they wrote. “What can we do to protect them? The federal government’s refusal to purchase software or technology products that do not respect these rights may include the use of technology followed by federal contractors. To pass regulations. “
This is not the first time the Biden administration has expressed concern about the harmful effects of AI, but it is clear that doing something about it is a step in the right direction.
European regulators have already taken steps to control vulnerable AI applications that could pose a threat to human security or rights. EU lawmakers voted in favor of banning biometric public observation in a referendum on Tuesday, which called for new legislation to prevent scanning of facial features in public spaces.
Political leaders in Western democracies have stated that they want to balance AI’s desire to master the economic and social capabilities, and focus on the reliability of the tools that individuals can pursue and use, as well as access to employment, credit and education opportunities. That recommendations should be made as to who will receive. .
A federal document filed Friday seeks public opinion from AI developers, experts and anyone affected by the collection of biometric data.
BSA, a software trading association backed by companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Salesforce, said it welcomes White House attention to combat AI bias, but is pushing companies to take a risk-taking approach. Show their AI applications and then how to minimize those risks.
“It activates the good that everyone in AI sees, but it also reduces the risk of discrimination and maintaining partisanship,” said Aaron Cooper, the group’s vice president of global policy.