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WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 30: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks about his administration’s approach to artificial intelligence during an event in the East Room of the White House on October 30, 2023 in Washington, DC. President Biden issued a new executive order on Monday, directing his administration to create a new chief AI officer, track companies developing the most powerful AI systems, adopt stronger privacy policies and “both deploy AI and guard against its possible bias,” creating new safety guidelines and industry standards. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

How the Biden administration is tackling diversity in federal AI hiring

The pool of potential AI workers could pose a challenge to the administration’s efforts to build a diverse workforce to responsibly manage artificial intelligence.
Director of U.S. Office of Personnel Management Kiran Ahuja speaks during a roundtable with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, and federal workers on Oct. 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images).

Kiran Ahuja to step down as OPM director

Ahuja has served as Office of Personnel Management director since June 2021 and is the first Asian American woman to lead the agency.
Britain’s Science, Innovation and Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan (R) greets U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo during the U.K. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Safety Summit at Bletchley Park, in central England, on Nov. 1, 2023. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Department of Commerce announces US, UK AI safety partnership

AI safety bodies in the U.S. and the U.K. will work together on AI safety research, evaluations and guidance under partnership.
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US Vice President Kamala Harris applauds as US President Joe Biden signs an executive order after delivering remarks on advancing the safe, secure, and trustworthy development and use of artificial intelligence, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 30, 2023. Biden issued an executive order October 30, 2023, on regulating artificial intelligence, aiming for the United States to “lead the way” in global efforts at managing the new technology’s risks, the White House said. The “landmark” order directs federal agencies to set new safety standards for AI systems and requires developers to “share their safety test results and other critical information with the US government,” according to a White House statement. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

UN passes first standalone AI resolution

A senior Biden administration official said the U.S.-led UN consensus resolution on AI looks to establish global norms and shared definitions of trustworthiness and reliability.
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