Artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity are two rapidly evolving fields that are having a significant impact on society and the global economy. As such, governments around the world have begun regulating these areas to ensure safe and responsible development. In the United States, the government has played a key role in regulating AI and cybersecurity, but its approach has been piecemeal and ad hoc.
One of the key ways the U.S. government has attempted to regulate AI is by establishing agencies and commissions to oversee AI development. In June 2018, the White House Office established a subcommittee on machine learning and artificial intelligence. In addition, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has many initiatives focused on advancing AI, such as the NIST AI Center of Excellence and his NIST AI research program.
Another way the US government has tried to regulate AI is by developing guidelines and best practices. NIST has produced a set of guidelines for the ethical development of AI, including recommendations on issues such as transparency, accountability, and fairness. These guidelines are voluntary and are intended to provide guidance to AI developers and users.
In the area of cybersecurity, the US government has taken many steps to regulate the industry. One of the key ways to do this is to create a dedicated cybersecurity agency or committee. The Department of Homeland Security has many initiatives focused on cybersecurity, such as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC).
In addition to these agencies, the U.S. government has also developed a number of cybersecurity guidelines and best practices. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a framework for improving cybersecurity. It contains a set of core functions and categories that organizations can use to assess and improve their cybersecurity posture.
The US government has taken many steps to regulate AI and cybersecurity, but its approach has been somewhat piecemeal and ad hoc. This has raised concerns not only about the effectiveness of these efforts, but also about duplication and potential duplication. Additionally, some argue that the U.S. government has not taken sufficient steps to regulate these industries, especially compared to other countries that have taken a more aggressive approach.
Overall, it is clear that the U.S. government has an important role to play in regulating AI and cybersecurity, but much remains to be done to ensure that these industries are developed and used in a responsible and ethical manner. work is required. Going forward, it will be important for governments to continue to engage with industry, academia, and other stakeholders to ensure that appropriate regulatory frameworks are in place to support the safe and responsible development of these technologies. is.
* Arfa Khan MPhil is a scholar of American Studies and International Relations at Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad.