Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., reintroduced the Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2023 this week, to create new protections for people affected by AI systems that are already impacting decisions affecting housing, credit, education and other high-impact uses.
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif. – one of Capitol Hill’s main policy movers for AI regulation – said today that Congress wants to place guardrails around the emerging technology in three buckets: AI that can destroy the world; AI that can kill you; and AI that would cause harm to society.
As the impact of the coming artificial intelligence (AI) tech revolution is being hashed out at numerous levels of government, the Senate Intelligence Committee this week got its latest dose of input from private sector witnesses on one of its most important questions: how does AI affect national security?
As AI technologies are increasingly used to create deceptive content, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly said on Tuesday that Americans can remain confident in U.S. election infrastructure, but also warned that the information environment is at risk.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is actively focused on getting guidance out to agencies on the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) within the Federal government, Federal Chief Information and Security Officer (CISO) Chris DeRusha said this week.
As the adoption of AI technology continues to increase within the Federal government, academic and industry experts warned lawmakers this week that more needs to be done to ensure procurement of this emerging technology is done ethically and responsibly.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has appointed Eric Hysen as the agency’s first-ever chief AI officer, in addition to this current role as the DHS chief information officer.
Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., today took the Office of Management Budget (OMB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to task for what she characterized as their slow work in meeting statutory deadlines to create Federal government policies dealing with artificial intelligence technologies.
With the increasing buzz of AI technology making its way into government and private industry operations, a bipartisan pair of senators have sent a letter to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) seeking to understand actions the government is currently taking to develop AI standards that “promote trust and transparency for Americans.”
A bipartisan group of senators introduced new legislation on Tuesday that would ban the use of artificial intelligence to generate deceptive content to influence Federal elections.
As big tech CEOs descend on Washington for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s, D-N.Y., first AI insight forum on Wednesday, the heads of the Senate AI Caucus previewed the closed-door meeting and discussed efforts to regulate the rapidly evolving technology on Sept. 12.
In the midst of developing an executive order on AI to “protect Americans’ rights and safety,” the Biden-Harris administration announced it has secured voluntary commitments from eight additional AI private sector heavyweights.
Sens. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., sent a letter to Acting National Cyber Director Kemba Walden last week, encouraging the White House to provide updates on efforts to reduce artificial intelligence’s potential threat to the nation’s cyber infrastructure.
The head of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) data science and artificial intelligence (AI) efforts said that government agencies should consider how to apply AI to cybersecurity operations but warned that they also need to heavily focus on how adversaries will leverage the emerging tool against them.
While it’s clear that artificial intelligence (AI) technology is here to stay, a top Defense Department (DoD) tech official said this week that DoD must embrace the technology, but also proceed with caution.
The National Security Agency (NSA) has wrapped up a 60-day study to look at how the use of AI technology fits into the agency’s future, according to Gen. Paul Nakasone, who heads both NSA and the U.S. Cyber Command.
The Department of the Air Force on Aug. 31 issued a broad agency announcement (BAA) on the development of next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to support the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) initiative.
Nearly 30 agencies published their artificial intelligence (AI) use case inventories for the past year, detailing hundreds of ways the Federal government is leveraging the emerging technology across the globe – ranging from preventing veteran suicide to fighting climate change-induced hurricanes.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is prioritizing funding Federal government operations beyond fiscal year 2023 which ends on Sept. 30, along with kicking off a set of briefings for senators on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, when the Senate returns to session in Washington on Sept. 6.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is looking to fund up to five new National AI Research Institutes that will specialize in AI for astronomical sciences, AI for discovery in materials research, and strengthening AI technologies, NSF wrote in a recent solicitation.
The Department of Commerce (DoC) established a new data working group this week that aims to prepare public data to be AI-ready, according to DoC Chief Data Officer (CDO) Oliver Wise.
As the Department of the Air Force continues to make progress to reach its goal of “AI- readiness” by 2025, the service branch is also preparing for a new challenge – being “AI-competitive” by 2027.
The rise of generative AI has sparked a widespread public debate about what this emerging tool may mean for the future of the creative industry. With the lack of concrete AI regulations from Capitol Hill, significant questions have been posed for the future of the nation’s copyright system.
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., chair of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, is calling for passage of new “GI bill”-style legislation that would focus on artificial intelligence technologies and make sure that the U.S. workforce receives education and training about the emerging technology.
As President Biden prepares to release an executive order (EO) on responsible AI, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is pushing for action from seven big tech companies that did not participate in the voluntary commitments proposed by the White House that would promote greater AI security and transparency.
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director Arati Prabhakar and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shalanda Young sent a memo today to heads of Federal agencies on research and development (R&D) priorities for the president’s fiscal year (FY) 2025 budget request – with AI R&D priorities front and center.
The Biden-Harris administration is launching a two-year competition that will leverage AI to protect the United States’ most important software – such as code that helps run the internet and critical infrastructure – senior White House officials announced at the opening of the Black Hat USA Conference in Las Vegas today.