Thursday, November 16, 2023

White House’s Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence Identifies Education as a Critical Field for AI Use and Oversight - MICHELLE HON DONOVAN, Duane Morris

The executive order identifies education as a critical field where the federal government will take advantage of advances in AI technologies, but also needs to protect consumers and the public from adverse impacts. Job training and education will provide access to students to learn about AI. Resources will be made available to those who experience displacement in the workforce due to AI. The order makes clear that the federal government will continue to enforce existing consumer protections as AI evolves. These include those safeguarding consumers from “fraud, unintended bias, discrimination, infringements on privacy, and other harms from AI.” The executive order also directs the Secretary of Education to develop policies concerning the use and impact of AI in education in consultation with stakeholders.