Experts tell Fox News Digital that the Biden administration’s plan to establish an artificial intelligence (AI) safety commission may prove “necessary” but not “sufficient” to address potential risks for the burgeoning technology.
“The odds are [the algorithm] is not where the majority of the risk lies,” said Phil Siegel, founder of the Center for Advanced Preparedness and Threat Response Simulation (CAPTRS). “It is more likely the risk lies in the users either using it for bad or just plain misusing it.”
President Biden on Monday signed an executive order that the White House said included the “most sweeping actions ever taken to protect Americans from the potential risks of AI systems” – the requirement for companies to notify the government when training new models and sharing results of “read-team safety tests.”
“These measures will ensure AI systems are safe, secure and trustworthy before companies take them public,” the White House said of the executive order.
Alexander told Fox News Digital that he also worried that “political agendas could bias the safety approval process,” the agency, established by executive order, puts its management at the behest of the sitting president.
Some critics have already raised political bias concerns, such as with China requiring any new AI technology to conform to the ruling party’s socialist values.
Fox News Digital’s Greg Norman and Reuters contributed to this report.
Peter Aitken is a Fox News Digital reporter with a focus on national and global news.