The Developers Alliance is encouraged by President Joe Biden’s sweeping Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence. The order helps provide rules of the road for AI developers. However, Congress must still act to pass smart legislation to provide further clarity.
Washington, D.C., October 31 – The Developers Alliance has released the following statement addressing the Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence issued by President Joe Biden.
- While we welcome President Biden’s executive order, this is not a substitute for Congressional action. Congress must pass legislation to clearly articulate what is expected for AI developers and users.
- The executive order balances consumer protections with innovation.
- The whole-of-government approach outlined in the executive order is an appropriate avenue for policymakers across an array of agencies to better understand the scale and scope of AI.
The following quote can be attributed to Geoffrey Lane, Head of U.S. Policy for the Developers Alliance:
“President Biden’s actions in the AI arena are welcome news. His robust executive order looks at AI from multiple angles, taking into account consumers, developers, policymakers and more. But this isn’t a substitute for Congressional action. Developers need Congress to act soon to help provide clear rules of the road for devs and consumers alike.
We’re encouraged to see the President emphasize the need for data privacy, an issue Congress has ignored for far too long. It’s also heartening to see the President lean in on high-skilled immigration. Absent reforms, there will not be enough bright minds in the United States working on critical technologies like AI. And make no mistake, this is a zero-sum game. If the world’s best and brightest don’t come here to work, they will end up working on key technologies for competitors abroad.”
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