US Officials Track AI

As the US focuses on AI "readiness," regulators in the UK recently pledged nearly $125 million to create a "safe AI" task force.

US Officials Track AI
US Officials Track AI

Officials in the United States are attempting to track the development of artificial intelligence (AI) as new plans emerge to investigate workers’ experiences with AI surveillance.

According to a report by Reuters, White House officials stated on May 23 that they would ask employees how their employers use AI for monitoring purposes.

This is the result of federal investments in the development of the technology.

U.S. regulators intend to hold an information-gathering session to learn about AI surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation experiences in the workplace.

On the call will also be experts on gig work, researchers, and policymakers.

A few weeks prior, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris invited executives from major tech companies to the White House to discuss the dangers of artificial intelligence.

In attendance were nine of the top science, national security, policy, and economics advisers to the Biden administration, as well as the CEOs of OpenAI, Microsoft, and Meta, among others.

Before the meeting, U.S. President Joe Biden urged tech firms to address the risks associated with their products.

On May 4, U.S. officials released standards for key and emerging technologies, which identified eight sectors of the technology industry that could have a significant impact on the economy over the next few years.

Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAi, the company that created ChatGPT, recently testified before Congress in a “historic” session that focused on the potential dangers posed by generative AI.

The United States is not alone in developing a regulatory stance regarding emerging technology.

As the country focuses on AI “readiness,” regulators in the United Kingdom recently pledged nearly $125 million to create a “safe AI” task force.

In the meantime, European Union officials are finalizing legislation that could be one of the world’s first legal measures and regulations governing generative AI tools.

The most recent deliberations on the bloc’s Artificial Intelligence Act included banning facial recognition and predictive policing tools in public spaces.