Executive Order on Promoting the Use of Trustworthy AI in the Federal Government

On December 3, 2020, the White House released a new executive order (the “Order”) addressing the federal government’s use of artificial intelligence (“AI”). The Order outlines nine principles federal agencies must adhere to when designing, developing or acquiring AI applications:

  • Lawful and “respectful of our Nation’s values”;
  • Purposeful and performance-drive;
  • Accurate, reliable, and effective;
  • Safe, secure, and resilient;
  • Understandable;
  • Responsible and traceable;
  • Regularly monitored;
  • Transparent; and
  • Accountable.
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