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Bipartisan Bill to Ensure US Benefits From Artificial Intelligence

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Bipartisan Bill to Ensure US Benefits From Artificial Intelligence

A bill introduced by Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., aims to ensure that the U.S. government can take advantage of the benefits offered by artificial intelligence while keeping the nation safe against attacks initiated by malicious actors.

If enacted, the bipartisan Promoting Responsible Evaluation and Procurement to Advance Readiness for Enterprise-wide Deployment for AI Act will mandate federal agencies to identify vulnerabilities and create mechanisms that would address risks associated with the technology. The bill builds on the Advancing American AI Act, a piece of legislation introduced by Peters and signed into law in 2022, Senate .gov reported.

Alexandra Reeve Givens, president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology, said that the PREPARED for AI Act lays down the foundation that would help agencies improve their decision-making process by codifying transparency, risk evaluation and other safeguards.

Congress has been working to ensure that the U.S. benefits from and remains protected against AI. In 2023, Reps. Mike Gallagher, R-Wi., and Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., introduced a bill that aims to mandate the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to develop an apprenticeship program that will train the next generation of American cybersecurity professionals.

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