The Commerce Department announced Thursday that a U.S. agency will launch a public working group to address the opportunities and risks of generative AI (artificial intelligence).
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the Commerce Department, said the group will include technical experts from both the private and public sectors.
NIST Director Laurie Locascio said, “This group is especially timely considering the potential impact of generative AI – it could revolutionize many industries and society as a whole.”
Regulators around the world are struggling to create rules for generative AI, which can create text and images and has been compared to the impact of the internet.
President Joe Biden said this week he believes we need to address the risks of artificial intelligence to national security and the economy, and he’ll be seeking expert advice.