Political Consultant Behind Fake Biden Robocalls Faces $6M Fine and Criminal Charges
2024 Elections
Political Consultant Behind Fake Biden Robocalls Faces $6M Fine and Criminal Charges

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A political consultant who sent artificial intelligence-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden's voice to voters ahead of New Hampshire's presidential primary faces a $6 million fine and more than two dozen criminal charges. The Federal Communications Commission said the... Read More

Vice President Harris Rolls Out First Government-Wide Policy to Mitigate AI Risks
Technology
Vice President Harris Rolls Out First Government-Wide Policy to Mitigate AI Risks
2024-03-28 13:23:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday rolled out the Biden administration’s first government-wide policy intended to mitigate the risks associated with artificial intelligence while still enabling its use to advance the public interest. The new policy, which is... Read More

US Workforce Unprepared for AI, Technology Experts Tell Senate
Artificial Intelligence
US Workforce Unprepared for AI, Technology Experts Tell Senate
2023-10-31 17:57:53
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s executive order Monday setting regulatory standards for artificial intelligence prompted witnesses at a Senate hearing Tuesday to say it is only a first step in a process likely to transform American workplaces. “Artificial intelligence will... Read More

Financial Experts Advise Lawmakers on Future for AI
U.S. Senate
Financial Experts Advise Lawmakers on Future for AI
2023-09-20 18:47:43
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers sought answers Wednesday on how the U.S. financial industry could reap potentially huge benefits from artificial intelligence while avoiding devastating risks. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., summed up the balancing act Congress wants to perform by asking financial... Read More

Sens. Want Assurances for Plan to Develop US Artificial Intelligence
Technology
Sens. Want Assurances for Plan to Develop US Artificial Intelligence
2023-09-07 19:48:28
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee sought verification Thursday from artificial intelligence experts that a U.S. government policy anticipating a surge in funding and security needs for the technology is headed in the right direction. Artificial intelligence refers to the ability... Read More

Young People Lobby Congress for More Online Protections
Social Media
Young People Lobby Congress for More Online Protections
2023-07-20 14:44:03
by Kennedy Thomason

WASHINGTON — Youth advocates made their presence felt on Capitol Hill this week, planting signs on the west lawn of the Capitol and visiting lawmakers, in pursuit of greater social media protections for youth.  Design It For Us, a coalition... Read More

Policymakers Weigh Consequences of Regulating AI
Think Tanks
Policymakers Weigh Consequences of Regulating AI
2023-06-16 17:46:12
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — As emerging technologies reshape the labor market, policymakers face the challenging task of addressing the issues of job disruption, inequality and fostering innovation. The advent of artificial intelligence, blockchain and other disruptive technologies has raised concerns and garnered... Read More

Senate Told Promise of AI Comes With Dangers to Civil Rights
Technology
Senate Told Promise of AI Comes With Dangers to Civil Rights
2023-06-13 20:53:46
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A civil rights leader on technology policy told a Senate panel Tuesday that artificial intelligence is creating risks to privacy and democracy that the U.S. government has not yet brought under control. She and other witnesses on artificial... Read More

People Over Robots? Experts Say Tech Doesn’t Equal Job Loss
Technology
People Over Robots? Experts Say Tech Doesn’t Equal Job Loss
2023-06-13 19:28:58
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence technology has raised concerns about its impact on the labor force. A recent Bipartisan Policy Center discussion contends that the issue may not be just in job function, but also at the... Read More

Government Seeks Better Information Tech but Faces High Costs and Security Risks
Homeland Security
Government Seeks Better Information Tech but Faces High Costs and Security Risks
2023-05-31 20:58:28
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Information technology officials told a Senate panel Wednesday the U.S. Department of Homeland Security needs to update its computer systems even while the government struggles to pay its bills. The alternative could be hackers using artificial intelligence to... Read More

Senate Hears About the Promise and Risks of AI
Technology
Senate Hears About the Promise and Risks of AI
2023-05-17 13:53:03
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Information technology officials urged the Senate Tuesday not to overlook the dangers of artificial intelligence as they try to use it to improve the efficiency of government and industry. During two Senate hearings, corporate, government and academic leaders... Read More

Congress Eyes New Rules for Tech: What’s Under Consideration
Technology
Congress Eyes New Rules for Tech: What's Under Consideration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Democrats and Republicans agree that the federal government should better regulate the biggest technology companies, particularly social media platforms. But there is very little consensus on how it should be done. Should TikTok be banned? Should... Read More

Could AI Pen ‘Casablanca’? Screenwriters Take Aim at ChatGPT
Media
Could AI Pen 'Casablanca'? Screenwriters Take Aim at ChatGPT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Greg Brockman, the president and co-founder of ChatGPT maker OpenAI, was recently extolling the capabilities of artificial intelligence, he turned to “Game of Thrones.” Imagine, he said, if you could use AI to rewrite the ending of... Read More

Microsoft, Epic Expand Effort to Integrate AI Into Health Care
In The News
Microsoft, Epic Expand Effort to Integrate AI Into Health Care
2023-04-20 14:35:32
by Dan McCue

REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft Corp. and Epic on Monday are expanding their long-standing strategic collaboration to develop and integrate generative AI into health care. According to a joint announcement from the companies, they will do so by combining the scale... Read More

FDA Readies to Regulate AI and Machine Learning in Medical Devices
Technology
FDA Readies to Regulate AI and Machine Learning in Medical Devices
2021-05-17 17:36:01
by Daniel Mollenkamp

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has set its sights on the issue of artificial intelligence and machine learning in medical devices. Experts now say that the agency will need to open up a specific regulatory pathway for these devices... Read More

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