Center for American Progress

STATEMENT: CAP’s Alondra Nelson Praises OMB Guidance for Agencies on Use of AI
Press Statement

STATEMENT: CAP’s Alondra Nelson Praises OMB Guidance for Agencies on Use of AI

Washington, D.C. — Today, Vice President Kamala Harris announced new Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines for federal agencies on the use of artificial intelligence (AI). Alondra Nelson, distinguished senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, led the drafting, public and interagency review, and adoption of the Biden administration’s Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights in her former position as principal deputy director for science and society at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and as acting director of the office. In response to the new guidelines, she issued the following statement:

The AI Bill of Rights started as a blueprint. Today, the Biden administration has turned that blueprint into a foundation. Now, it’s up to us to build on that foundation and create a world that lives up to both our fundamental ideals and our highest aspirations.

The U.S. government now has some of the most thoughtful and comprehensive regulations and guidelines for the responsible use of AI of any country in the world. The plan is grounded in our values and public input. AI should be deployed in the public interest. That’s why this policy was crafted in consultation with interests from across the United States, including leaders from industry and civil society as well as academics, lawyers, engineers, and young activists.

Our country is holding itself to a higher standard, proactively protecting people’s rights and freedoms, as it works to steward AI in ways that can benefit us all. Instead of hindering progress, regulations that protect these fundamental rights will spur innovation and lead to technologies that embody, strengthen, and champion democratic values.

For more information or to speak with an expert, please contact Sam Hananel at [email protected].

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