While the rapid proliferation of artificial intelligence has raised a number of serious concerns about privacy violations, security risks, and job loss, the Biden administration seems to be preoccupied with its pursuit of “inclusivity” within this emerging technological realm.
National AI Advisory Committee chairwoman Miriam Vogel affirmed this priority during an interview last month.
“We can ensure that AI creates more opportunity, more jobs, more education, more inclusivity,” she said. “So I think that is the role of government and civil society, is to mandate what the expectations are.”
She went on to emphasize the perceived importance of providing bureaucratic pressure regarding how society will make AI more equitable.
“I think government has to play that role in leading on how society can be ready,” she concluded.
Vogel has been the committee’s chair for more than a year and serves as an adviser to the Biden administration — but she is not the only voice arguing for a more inclusive AI within the White House.
In October, the president released his “Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights,” which touched on similar issues.
— White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (@WHOSTP) October 4, 2022
Four months later, he issued an executive order requiring government agencies to promote racial equality across AI platforms.
The NAIAC released a statement in May applauding Biden’s actions, claiming that they have “clearly articulated his interest in ending discrimination and bias (including algorithmic discrimination and bias).”
As for the specifics regarding how such a plan would be put into place, Vogel called for “a multi-stakeholder process where we have industry, government, private-public partnerships where civil society comes in as well and helps together answer these questions of what are we exposing ourselves to and our next generation.”
She made it clear that the solution her committee envisions “needs to have regulatory pieces, but we also need industry playing a role.”
While the Biden administration is focused on supposed racial disparities within leading AI algorithms, compelling evidence suggests that such platforms are actively discriminating against conservative viewpoints and traditional values.
They’re turning Chat-GPT into a good little tech worker pic.twitter.com/dwu7gIQxr8
— Echo Chamber (@echo_chamberz) January 30, 2023
Among numerous examples compiled by ChatGPT users was a statement asserting that criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement “means rejecting or opposing efforts to address racism and injustice, and can perpetuate discrimination and harm.”