The White House announced AI-focused initiatives ahead of a meeting with top tech CEOs from Alphabet, Anthropic, OpenAI, and Microsoft. Key actions include allocating $140 million in funding to seven new National AI Research Institutes and holding an independent exercise with major tech players to assess generative AI systems’ adherence to the Biden administration’s AI Bill of Rights blueprint.
Additionally, the Office of Management and Budget will release draft policy guidance on federal government AI usage this summer, open for public comment. The White House emphasized the need for risk mitigation and responsible deployment of AI technology, urging companies to ensure product safety before public release.
This is the most important issue of our day, so let’s hope the government is getting the very best advice and counsel.