The Joe Biden-led administration will soon make it mandatory for AI companies to tell the U.S. government about their new AI projects. The Biden administration is set to invoke the Defense Production Act, requiring tech companies like OpenAI, Microsoft, and Google to report when training substantial AI models.
This rule, effective next week, grants the U.S. government insights into sensitive projects, ensuring transparency. AI companies will also have to disclose safety testing details for their AI creations under the new mandate.
Nine agencies which include the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Transportation, submitted their risk assessments to the Department of Homeland Security.
“The Order directed sweeping action to strengthen AI safety and security, protect Americans’ privacy, advance equity and civil rights, stand up for consumers and workers, promote innovation and competition, advance American leadership around the world, and more,” the White House said in a release.
The White House AI Council met on Monday in a meeting convened by Deputy Chief of Staff Bruce Reed to review the progress made on the executive order signed by US President Joe Biden three months ago.
"The government wants to know AI systems are safe before they’re released to the public — the president has been very clear that companies need to meet that bar,” Ben Buchanan, the White House Special Advisor on AI, told Time Magazine.
The administration will also make it mandatory for U.S. cloud service providers to disclose if they are providing their resources to foreign countries to train AI models.