The Morning After: US government announces AI Safety Institute

Key Takeaways:

– The Biden administration is establishing the United States AI Safety Institute (US AISI) within the NIST to evaluate potentially dangerous AI systems and create guidelines, benchmark tests, and best practices.
– The US AISI will work in cooperation with the Department of Commerce.
– Vice President Kamala Harris announced these initiatives at the UK AI Safety Summit.
– The Office of Management and Budget will release the administration’s draft policy guidance on government AI use.
– Google’s Chrome for iOS now allows users to move the address bar to the bottom of the screen.
– Tesla was cleared of blame in a 2019 fatal crash involving its Autopilot system by a California jury.
– Ayaneo’s Kun gaming handheld is a powerful device that can also function as a portable general-use PC.

engadget:

Following President Joe Biden’s sweeping executive order regarding AI development last week, at the UK AI Safety Summit yesterday, Vice President Kamala Harris announced even more machine learning initiatives, as well as the establishment of the United States AI Safety Institute. In cooperation with the Department of Commerce, the Biden administration will establish the United States AI Safety Institute (US AISI) within the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). It will be responsible for creating and publishing guidelines, benchmark tests, best practices and more, for evaluating potentially dangerous AI systems. Tests may even include the red-team exercises President Biden mentioned in his executive order last week.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) — it’s an acronym-heavy morning — will release the administration’s first draft policy guidance on government AI use later this week.

— Mat Smith

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Chrome for iOS now lets you move the address bar to the bottom

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Tesla’s Autopilot was not to blame for fatal 2019 Model 3 crash

The crash killed the car’s 37-year-old driver and severely injured two passengers.

Tesla was not at fault for a fatal 2019 crash that allegedly involved its Autopilot system, according to a jury in California. It’s the first US trial for a case claiming its software directly caused a death, with the car’s driver killed in the crash. The lawsuit alleged Tesla knowingly shipped cars with a defective Autopilot system. The jury ultimately found there was no defect, and Tesla was cleared on Tuesday.

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Ayaneo’s Kun is an even more powerful gaming handheld

This powerful handheld could also be your favorite laptop.

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AI Eclipse TLDR:

Vice President Kamala Harris announced the establishment of the United States AI Safety Institute (US AISI) at the UK AI Safety Summit. The US AISI will be created within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in cooperation with the Department of Commerce. It will be responsible for developing guidelines, benchmark tests, best practices, and other evaluation tools for potentially dangerous AI systems. The institute may also conduct red-team exercises to assess AI safety. Additionally, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will release the administration’s first draft policy guidance on government AI use later this week.