Secure AI Products: Biden Urges Tech Firms to Prioritize Risks
- President Joe Biden urged technology companies to prioritize secure AI products before public release, stressing the need to address potential risks to society, national security and the economy.
- He acknowledged that AI could be beneficial in tackling issues such as disease and climate change but stated that technology firms must ensure their products are secure before releasing them to the public.
- Biden further called for non-partisan privacy laws that limit personal data gathered by technology firms, prohibit child-targeted advertising and give priority to health and safety in product development.
US President Joe Biden has urged tech firms to address the risks of artificial intelligence (AI) before releasing products to the public. During a meeting with science and technology advisers, he stressed the need for companies to prioritize secure AI products before they are made available.
Potential Risks of AI
When questioned about the potential hazards of AI, President Biden replied that its impacts have yet to be determined. He noted that social media has already demonstrated how powerful technologies can have negative consequences if there are no safeguards in place. He further expressed his concern over how this could affect young people’s mental health and self-image.
In order to protect against potential risks posed by AI, President Biden called for new privacy laws from Congress. These would limit the personal data gathered by technology firms, prohibit child-targeted advertising and give priority to health and safety in product development.