Kamala Harris announces new oversight for government use of AI

Vice President Kamala Harris has announced three new federal rules encouraging safety and transparency amid the rise of artificial intelligence.

The rules, introduced through the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, strive to raise the standards set to protect rights and public safety, in addition to improving transparency and internal oversight, according to Harris.

“When government agencies use AI tools, we will now require them to verify that those tools do not endanger the rights and safety of the American people,” Harris told reporters Wednesday. “President [Joe] Biden and I are requiring that every year, U.S. government agencies publish online a list of their AI systems, an assessment of the risks those systems might pose, and how those risks are being managed.”

“We have directed all federal agencies to designate a chief AI officer with
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