President Joe Biden’s top science advisers are calling for a new “Bill of Rights” to protect against powerful new artificial intelligence technology.
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Friday Launched a fact-finding mission Facial recognition and other biometric tools used to identify individuals or to assess their emotional or mental state and nature.
Biden’s Chief Science Adviser Eric Lander and Deputy Director of Science and Society Alondra Nelson also made the announcement. Idea piece Wired Magazine describes the need to develop new defenses against the misuse and harmful use of AI to treat people unjustly or to harm their privacy.
“Calculating rights is only the first step,” they wrote. “What can we do to protect them? These may include refusing to purchase software or technology products that fail to respect these rights, requiring federal contractors to use technology that complies with this ‘Bill of Rights’, or adopting new laws and regulations. To fill the gap. “
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. Proposed regulations by EU officials this year will ban certain uses of AI, such as real-time scanning of facial features in public places and strict controls that could pose a threat to human safety or rights.
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.
The United Nations calls for a ban on the use of AI, which violates human rights
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