President Joe Biden signed an executive order with rules on the safety of generative artificial intelligence.

It has 8 points: create new AI safety and security standards, protect privacy, promote equity and civil rights, advocate for consumer, patient, and student rights, support employees, promote innovation and competition, promote U.S. leadership in AI technology, and ensure responsible and effective government use of technology.

Several government agencies have been tasked with developing standards to protect against the use of artificial intelligence in the development of biological materials.

The National Institute of Standards and Security (NIST) will be responsible for developing standards for AI models, while the Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security are tasked with addressing potential AI threats to infrastructure and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and cybersecurity risks.

Developers of large AI models, such as OpenAI’s GPT and Meta’s Llama 2, are required to share the results of security checks.

A senior Biden administration official told reporters at a briefing that the safety instructions apply mainly to future AI models.

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