WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Tuesday discussed potential accountability measures for artificial intelligence (AI) systems amid questions about their impact on national security and education. He said he was seeking public comment.
ChatGPT is an AI program that recently gained public attention for its ability to quickly write answers to a wide range of queries, especially among US lawmakers. 100 million monthly active users.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Commerce Department’s agency that advises the White House on telecommunications and information policy, is seeking input because of “increasing regulatory interest” in AI’s “accountability mechanisms.”
Officials want to know if there are measures they can put in place to provide assurances that AI systems are legal, effective, ethical, safe and trustworthy.
“Responsible AI systems can bring enormous benefits, but only if the potential consequences and harms are addressed. For these systems to reach their full potential, companies and Consumers must be able to trust the system.”
President Joe Biden said last week that he still doesn’t know if AI is dangerous. “I think technology companies have a responsibility to make sure their products are safe before they go public,” he said.
ChatGPT, which has surprised some users with its quick answers to questions and annoyed others with inaccurate answers, was created by California-based OpenAI and is backed by Microsoft (MSFT.O).
The NTIA plans to draft the report while considering “efforts to ensure that AI systems perform as claimed and to do so without harm,” and the effort will ” It will inform the ongoing work of the Biden administration to ensure a cohesive and comprehensive federal approach to AI-related matters,” said Risks and Opportunities. ”
The Center for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policy, a tech ethics group, called OpenAI’s issuance of a new commercial release of GPT-4 “biased, deceptive, and threatening privacy and public safety.” , filed a request with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Reporting by David Shepardson and Diane Bartz Editing by Nick Zieminski
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