The White House secures voluntary AI security commitments from Amazon, Google, Meta, Microsoft and OpenAI

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White House AI Security Commitments

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The White House secures voluntary commitments from leading artificial intelligence companies including Amazon, Google, Meta, Microsoft and OpenAI to manage the risks posed by AI.

The White House is bringing together seven leading AI companies – Amazon, Anthropic, Google, Inflection, Meta, Microsoft and OpenAI – to announce the backup voluntary commitments by these companies to help manage the risks posed by the development of AI technology.

Transitioning to safe and transparent development of AI technology is essential to maximize its potential. By securing voluntary commitments from the sector’s leaders, the Biden-Harris administration “encourages this industry to adhere to the highest standards to ensure innovation does not come at the expense of the rights and safety of Americans.”

These commitments underscore three core principles for the future of AI: safety, security, and trust. To ensure products are safe before they are released to the public, AI systems need to be tested internally and externally before release and information shared across the industry, governments, civil society and academia on how to manage potential risks and use best practices.

A commitment to security means developing systems that put security first, committing to facilitating the discovery and reporting of vulnerabilities in their AI systems by third parties, and investing in cybersecurity and insider threat protection to protect proprietary and unpublished model weights.

The companies also committed to publicly reporting the capabilities and limitations of their AI systems, as well as appropriate and inappropriate areas of use. It also covers potential security or societal risks, such as impacts on justice, bias, discrimination and privacy.

“As we advance this agenda at home, the administration will work with allies and partners to create a strong international framework to govern the development and use of AI,” the White House statement continued. “It has already held consultations on the voluntary commitments with Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.”

“The United States wants to ensure that these commitments support and complement Jana’s leadership in the G-7 Hiroshima Process – as a key forum for developing common principles for the governance of AI – as well as the UK’s leadership in hosting a Summit on AI Security and India’s leadership as Chair of the Global Partnership on AI,” the statement said. “We are also discussing AI with the United Nations and Member States in various UN forums.”