Biden signs sweeping executive order regulating artificial intelligence

 October 31, 2023

President Biden signed a sweeping executive order Monday that regulates artificial intelligence.

One of the main concerns addressed by Biden's order is the emergence of "deepfakes" mimicking a person's voice and appearance.

“I’ve watched one of me,” Biden said. "I said, 'When the hell did I say that?'"

Biden signs AI order

Biden ordered the Commerce Department to create watermarks to clearly distinguish authentic content from fake or deceptive AI-generated content. The watermarks will "set an example for the private sector and governments around the world."

Some have raised concern that Biden's regulation could open the door to more digital censorship, which has already become an issue in Biden's war on "disinformation."

Biden's order also requires AI companies to share safety test results with the government in order to limit "chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and cybersecurity risks."

The White House is touting the order as the "strongest set of actions any government in the world has ever taken on AI safety, security, and trust."


While Biden's order is framed as a national security issue, it also dovetails with his controversial race agenda, known as "equity."

The order calls for efforts to limit "algorithmic discrimination" in housing, federal contracting and the criminal justice system.

Biden calls for "clear guidance to landlords, Federal benefits programs, and federal contractors to keep AI algorithms from being used to exacerbate discrimination" and close oversight of the use of AI in the criminal justice system, which liberals claim is plagued with racism.

Per Biden's order, the justice system must observe "best practices" on the use of AI "in sentencing, parole and probation, pretrial release and detention, risk assessments, surveillance, crime forecasting and predictive policing, and forensic analysis."

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To further develop AI technology, Biden is urging the government to increase immigration of high-skilled workers.

While Biden's order will likely raise fears of government overreach, the massive scope of the order has led to some doubts about its execution.

"The new executive order strikes the right tone by recognizing both the promise and perils of AI," Sarah Kreps, professor of government and director of the Tech Policy Institute at Cornell University, said in a statement.

"What's missing is an enforcement and implementation mechanism. It's calling for a lot of action that's not likely to receive a response."

However realistic Biden's order might be, he clearly has an agenda in mind for AI. The American people will be watching closely.

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