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Biden Expected to Sign Executive Order on AI Next Week

President Joe Biden is expected to sign a broad executive order on Monday that is focused on regulating AI use. The order would come just before top officials gather for an international summit on the technology.

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A much-anticipated executive order on artificial intelligence regulation is expected to come from the Biden administration Oct. 30.

There has been extensive discussion among experts on the best way for the federal government to regulate AI use. States are taking a measured approach to this tech; some states, including Pennsylvania, Virginia and Oklahoma, have already established executive orders of their own to manage risks.

The order, which has not yet been finalized or formally announced, seems imminent with the White House sending out invitations for a Monday event hosted by the president.

As previously reported by Axios, the announcement is expected to occur during the event, which is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

The executive order’s content has spurred debate among experts in recent weeks after officials hinted that something was in the works.

Notably, the Biden-Harris administration has recently secured voluntary commitments from 15 AI companies to help advance the development of safe, secure and trustworthy AI. In a September 2023 statement about this, it is noted that the development of an executive order “to help America lead the way in responsible AI development” is underway for the administration.

At a Chamber of Commerce event last month, it was reported that U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger described the order as “incredibly comprehensive.”

The anticipated executive order will follow a related February 2023 executive order, which directed federal agencies to root out bias in the design and use of new tech. This executive order included AI and aimed to protect the public from algorithmic discrimination.

The announcement next week is slated to take place just before a global summit, organized by the UK government, which will include experts across sectors and across governments. Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to speak at that summit.

Last year, the Biden-Harris administration published a voluntary AI Bill of Rights, but experts have noted that this resource is only “mile one of a long marathon.”

Additionally, multiple bipartisan pieces of federal legislation have been announced this month to address various aspects of AI regulation.