What the Artificial Intelligence Bill of Rights Means To You
Last week the Biden administration released an Executive Order addressing the safety, security, and trustworthiness of artificial intelligence. In this first of two segments on the Sense & Signal leadership and sensemaking podcast, Dan takes a dive into one of the documents informing this executive order on AI - the proposed AI Bill of Rights. Dan addresses concerns from both sides of the spectrum about this government response to generative artificial intelligence models like ChatGPT, reflects on the damage the tech industry has caused to society due to their handling of social media, and then delves into the five pillars of the Artificial Intelligence Bill of Rights - safety and security, algorithmic protections against discrimination, data privacy, notice & explanations , and human alternatives. This is the first of two segments exploring President Biden’s Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence calling for deeper investigations into how all forms of AI - but especially large language models like ChatGPT - will impact society.
The AI Bill of Rights is a set of guidelines that outlines five key protections to protect US citizens against AI harms. The document provides an important framework for how government, technology companies, and citizens can work together to ensure more accountable AI. Here’s what’s key to understand about the new guidelines - both what they cover, what they don’t and what other work is being done in for AI accountability. The five principles of the AI Bill of Rights are as follows:
People should be protected from systems deemed “unsafe or ineffective.”
People shouldn’t be discriminated against via algorithms and that AI-driven systems should be made and used “in an equitable way.”
People should be kept safe “from abusive data practices” by safeguards built in to AI systems and have control over how data about them is used.
People should be aware when an automated system is in use and be aware of how it could affect them.
People should be able to opt out of such systems “where appropriate” and get help from a person instead of a computer 1234.
The need to resolve issues around the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become increasingly important for countries, citizens, and businesses over the last eight years. Approximately 60 countries now have National AI Strategies and many have, or are creating, policies which allow for responsible use of a technology which can bring huge benefits but, without adequate governance, can do significant harm to individuals and our society. The AI Bill of Rights is a critical starting point but wish more checks and balances existed to keep AI accountable 1.
While technology brings many benefits, without governance it can bring significant harm. The AI Bill of Rights provides an important framework for how government, technology companies, and citizens can work together to ensure more accountable AI. The AI Bill of Rights is a critical starting point but wish more checks and balances existed to keep AI accountable 1.
Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/daniel-tarker/message