Biden executive order for 'woke' artificial intelligence called 'social
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Wed Feb 22 09:30:06 2023
By Alexander Hall
Published February 22, 2023
President Biden signed an executive order on Thursday that critics warn
will allow for the creation of woke artificial intelligence (AI) that
"promotes racial division and discrimination."
The order directs all federal agencies to establish a yearly "equity
action plan" aimed at helping "underserved communities."
In one section under "Embedding Equity into Government-wide Processes,"
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 wherever possible."
The section gives further instructions regarding 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."
Political influencers and tech experts on Twitter all condemned such an initiative as a moral hazard.
Christopher Rufo, the journalist who helped draw public attention to
"critical race theory," warned, "Biden's new executive order creating a national DEI bureaucracy has a special mandate for woke AI. The order
instructs the federal government to ‘[protect] the public from
algorithmic discrimination’ and to deploy AI systems ‘in a manner that advances equity.’"
Manhattan Institute fellow Colin Wright claimed that such a technology
could be fatal for our society.
"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 wrote. "If Republicans take
office, they must fully root out all of this ideological and social
"The worst possible scenario imaginable for our future. Our children
and their children will be suffering the consequences of this mandate," software developer Jon Schlinkert tweeted. "AI is about to change the
world in unprecedented ways, the last thing we need is an AI that
promotes racial division and discrimination."