Against the backdrop of growing concerns about the skyrocketing increase in the use of generative AI tools such as ChatGPT, the US government is updating its national AI strategy and is asking the IT industry and the public for input on amending national AI policies.

Policymakers worldwide are hastening to craft strategies and enforce regulations that safeguard public safety while asserting national leadership in this transformative field. However, while many countries are developing policies to regulate AI, the US is a clear leader in AI, hosting most of the largest generative AI companies, and any policy document drawn up by the US is likely to have a substantial impact on the field.

On May 23rd, 2023, the White House released an update outlining the Biden-Harris administration’s latest initiatives in AI policy under the banner “Biden-⁠Harris Administration Takes New Steps to Advance Responsible Artificial Intelligence Research, Development, and Deployment.”

A noteworthy addition to the updated National AI R&D Strategic Plan is an emphasis on a “principled and coordinated approach to international collaboration in AI research.” This shift aligns with President Biden’s broader international diplomacy strategy, representing a push to engage global discussion on data privacy, safety, and AI biases.

While there seems to be renewed emphasis on the “responsible and ethical” deployment of AI, overall, the strategies have not changed much from 2016 and 2019, with the latest 2023 update continuing to uphold the previously outlined strategies:

  • Creating effective methods for human-AI collaboration.
  • Addressing the ethical, legal, and societal implications of AI.
  • Ensuring AI systems’ safety and security.
  • Developing shared public datasets and AI training and testing environments.
  • Establishing standards and benchmarks for AI system evaluation.
  • Understanding the national AI R&D workforce needs.
  • Expanding public-private partnerships to speed up AI advances.

The Biden-Harris administration aims to understand AI models, robotics, and hardware’s potential capabilities and constraints in areas like climate change, agriculture, energy, and healthcare. The plan encourages the development of general-purpose systems capable of functioning in real and simulated environments. On a positive note, the plan mentioned the word “healthcare” fifteen times and had several references to the use of AI in drug discovery and medicine.

The updated National AI R&D Strategic Plan, alongside these additional initiatives, signifies the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to responsible AI development. The emphasis on international cooperation, the refinement of existing strategies, and the active solicitation of public input illustrate a balanced, future-oriented approach to AI.

How BigRio Helps Bring Advanced AI Solutions to Improve All Industries

As a company dedicated to facilitating advancement in AI across many industries, and particularly in healthcare, BigRio supports the responsible use of AI and hopes that we can use our expertise in bringing AI responsibly to market to offer some input on the revised national AI strategy.

BigRio prides itself on being a facilitator and incubator for such advances in leveraging AI to improve the digital world.

In fact, we like to think of ourselves as a “Shark Tank for AI.”

If you are familiar with the TV series, then you know that, basically, what they do is hyper-accelerate the most important part of the incubation process – visibility. You can’t get better visibility than getting out in front of celebrity investors and a TV audience of millions of viewers. Many entrepreneurs who have appeared on that program – even those who did not get picked up by the Sharks – succeeded because others who were interested in their concepts saw them on the show.

At BigRio, we may not have a TV audience, but we can do the same. We have the expertise to not only weed out the companies that are not ready for the market, as the sharks on the TV show do, but also mentor and get those that we feel are readily noticed by the right people in the AI investment community.

You can read much more about how AI is redefining the Internet of Things in my new book Quantum Care: A Deep Dive into AI for Health Delivery and Research. While the book’s primary focus is on healthcare delivery, it also takes a deep dive into AI in general, with specific chapters on IoT and NLP technologies.

Rohit Mahajan is a Managing Partner with BigRio. He has particular expertise in the development and design of innovative solutions for clients in Healthcare, Financial Services, Retail, Automotive, Manufacturing, and other industry segments.

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