Biden Signs Executive Order to Ensure AI is Focused on Promoting “Equity”
Towards the end of February, President Joe Biden issued an executive order that would set up a yearly “equity action plan” to provide aid to “underserved communities,” and is concentrated on pushing for parameters that guarantee AI is programmed to focus on the promotion of “equity.”
Critics believe that this executive order would facilitate the creation of biased artificial intelligence.
The order features a section titled “Embedding Equity into Government-wide Processes,” where the Director of the Office of Management and Budget is instructed “to support equitable decision-making, promote equitable deployment of financial and technical assistance, and assist agencies in advancing equity, as appropriate and whenever possible.”
The section spells out additional guidelines about AI:
When designing, developing, acquiring, and using artificial intelligence and automated systems in the Federal Government, agencies shall do so, consistent with applicable law, in a manner that advances equity.
Conservative commentators have been critical of Biden’s order, and believe that the Biden regime is attempting to develop biased AI.
“Biden’s new executive order creating a national DEI bureaucracy has a special mandate for woke AI,” tweeted Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and prominent critic of wokism. The order directs the federal government to ‘[protect] the public from algorithmic discrimination’ and to use AI systems ‘in a manner that advances equity.’”
Evolutionary biologist and Manhattan Institute senior fellow Colin Wright warned that this technology could be abused by the Biden regime.
“Biden is not a moderate. This is a legal sprint to inject as much radical ideology as broadly and as deeply as possible in our government. This cannot be allowed,” he declared. “If Republicans take office, they must fully root out all of this ideological and social cancer.”
Technology is ultimately value neutral. It can be used for good or for ill. However, the Right must make sure that technology never falls into the hands of the cultural Left and should do everything possible to limit the Left’s ability to use said technology. Moreover, the Right should proactively use this technology to impose its will over the Left and consolidate a nationalist agenda.
Ultimately, we must use every tool at our disposal to or our enemies will use them to advance their agenda at our expense.