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White House requires agencies to create AI safeguards, appoint CAIOs

March 28, 2024

Via: CIO

US government agencies will need to provide human oversight to AI models that make critical decisions about healthcare, employment, and other critical issues affecting people to comply with a new policy from the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

The AI use policy, announced Thursday, requires agencies to hire chief AI officers and to put safeguards in place to protect human rights and maintain public safety.

“While AI is improving operations and service delivery across the Federal Government, agencies must effectively manage its use,” the policy says. “With appropriate safeguards in place, AI can be a helpful tool for modernizing agency operations and improving Federal Government service to the public.”

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