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House Oversight leaders introduce government AI transparency bill

This isn’t the first proposal that would require agencies to notify individuals when government decisions are influenced by AI.

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Regulators should consider 3 factors for AI safety, former national cyber director says

During a meeting focused on safety considerations of the emerging technology, former National Cyber Director Chris Inglis advocated for a holistic approach to artificial intelligence.

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Pentagon official says US values will outcompete Beijing in AI 

The U.S. continues to lead the global AI arms race with China “because it's powered by a free and open society, committed to responsible-use values and ideals,” according to Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks.

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AI could help clear food stamp backlogs plaguing some states

States are increasingly seeing it as a way to better process public benefit programs amid workforce shortages and outdated technology issues. But change can be incremental amid policy and money concerns.

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Senate committees to start marking up AI bills soon, senator says

One of the Republican members of the bipartisan AI working group estimated that major Senate committees will begin marking up AI-related legislation “in March or April.”

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Congressional Black Caucus launches AI Policy Series spotlighting discrimination

The new series of discussions hosted by the House’s Congressional Black Caucus will focus on ensuring AI systems are working for, not against, Black communities. 

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IBM calls for stricter regulatory posture on deepfakes

The multinational tech company supported legislation that outlaws synthetic AI-generated content

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Using AI to fight fraud is paying off, Treasury says

The tech has helped recover over $375 million since Treasury began using it over a year ago.

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OPM gives agencies an AI hiring playbook

The latest workforce guidance from the Office of Personnel Management covers the existing pay, leave and workforce flexibilities agencies can use to attract and keep AI talent.

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Examining some places where AI has already been deployed within the military

There are a few areas where these efforts, even if they are far from the frontlines, are starting to prove their value.

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DOD’s generative AI task force looks for ‘blind spots’

The head of the Pentagon’s Task Force Lima initiative estimated that 60% of its use cases are for a chatbot.

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US has shared AI security interests with ‘every country around the world,’ State official says

Seth Center, the State Department’s deputy envoy for critical and emerging technology, broke down the U.S. diplomatic approach to cultivating cohesive regulatory approaches. 

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NIST inks partnership to put safety at the intersection of AI and genetic research

A new partnership between NIST and the Engineering Biology Research Consortium looks to secure biotechnologies from being exploited by powerful AI systems.

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NTIA explores the benefits and risks of open-weight AI models

A new request for information issued by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration will inform regulatory policy on open-weight models.

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House forms new task force to tackle AI

The bipartisan collection of 24 lawmakers will work together to push policy on artificial intelligence forward.

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DOD's AI strategy leans on high-quality data

Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer Craig Martell said private sector companies will play a crucial role in the Pentagon’s adoption of AI technologies and the pursuit of high-quality data.

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OPM pushes ahead on AI workforce policy, but key deliverables are overdue

The agency announced a job analysis survey on Monday for feds doing AI-related work, but the federal HR shop is lagging on AI in Government Act of 2020 implementation.

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Lawmakers urge VA to tread carefully with AI

The Department of Veteran Affairs’ 2023 inventory of AI use cases listed 100 instances where VA is working to use emerging technologies, with at least 40 of those examples in an operational phase.

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Tech companies vow to fight deepfake election content

Some House and Senate lawmakers praised the voluntary commitments but want legislation to require labeling and disclosure.

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FTC cracks down on AI impersonation scammers

The Federal Trade Commission is looking to extend its authority to target fraudsters impersonating individuals in scams. The proposed rule covers the misuse of generative artificial intelligence and other technologies.