Vice President Kamala Harris Calls for Preventing Algorithmic Discrimination in AI: Ensuring Equitable Benefits for Society

Vice President Kamala Harris Calls for Ethical and Equitable Use of Artificial Intelligence

Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized the Biden administration’s commitment to preventing “algorithmic discrimination” and ensuring the fair distribution of AI benefits in her recent remarks at the White House. Speaking alongside President Biden, Harris stated that it is their moral duty to protect the public from potential harm and allow everyone to enjoy the advantages of AI.

Promoting Equitable AI Standards

Underlining the administration’s efforts to make AI more inclusive, Harris mentioned the executive order signed by President Biden, establishing AI standards for private companies. The order aims to address concerns regarding algorithmic discrimination, data privacy violations, and the rise of deep fakes.

Harris highlighted the collaborative approach taken by President Biden and herself in bringing together diverse stakeholders, including computer scientists, civil rights leaders, legal scholars, and business leaders. Their collective aim is to ensure that the benefits of AI are shared equitably across society.

Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights

Harris also referenced the “Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights,” an official document from the administration. This blueprint recommends proactive equity assessments as part of AI system design and seeks to establish responsible AI practices as a minimum baseline for private companies operating in the field.

Addressing Concerns

The vice president’s comments come in response to concerns raised by the American Accountability Foundation (AAF), a conservative watchdog group. The AAF warned that the Biden administration may use AI to promote woke, progressive ideology, with left-wing activists leading the charge.

The AAF cited the “Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights” as evidence of this agenda, expressing concern that the tech industry’s collaboration with woke ideologies could reach unsettling levels.

Despite these concerns, Vice President Harris reaffirmed the administration’s dedication to responsible and ethical AI implementation.

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