OpenAI, Google, Microsoft, Others to Manage AI Risks at the White House’s request

The White House on Friday said that it has secured voluntary commitments from OpenAI and other companies to help move toward safe, secure, and transparent development of AI (artificial intelligence) technology.

Seven prominent AI companies, namely OpenAI, Alphabet (parent company of Google), Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook), Anthropic, Inflection,, and Microsoft, have committed to follow guidelines to ensure responsible AI development, as well as introduce measures to distinguish AI-produced content with features such as watermarks on fake images.

These seven leading AI companies have committed to measures concerning safety, security, and social responsibility, which are:

  1. Internal and external security testing of their AI systems before their release.
  2. Sharing information across the industry and with governments, civil society, and academia on managing AI risks.
  3. Investing in cybersecurity and insider threat safeguards to protect proprietary and unreleased model weights.
  4. Facilitating third-party discovery and reporting of vulnerabilities in their AI systems.
  5. Developing robust technical mechanisms to ensure that users know when content is AI generated, such as a watermarking system.
  6. Publicly reporting their AI systems’ capabilities, limitations, and areas of appropriate and inappropriate use.
  7. Prioritizing research on the societal risks that AI systems can pose, including avoiding harmful bias and discrimination and protecting privacy.
  8. Develop and deploy advanced AI systems to help address society’s greatest challenges.

“These commitments, which the companies have chosen to undertake immediately, underscore three principles that must be fundamental to the future of AI — safety, security, and trust — and mark a critical step toward developing responsible AI,” the White House said in a release.

“As the pace of innovation continues to accelerate, the Biden-Harris Administration will continue to remind these companies of their responsibilities and take decisive action to keep Americans safe.”

The White House said it will also work with allies and partners to establish a strong international framework to oversee the development and use of AI. It has already consulted on the voluntary commitments with Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, the UAE, and the UK.

The move comes as part of a broader commitment by the Biden-Harris Administration to maintain public safety, rights, and self-governing values and protect Americans from harm and discrimination while ensuring AI is developed safely and responsibly.

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Kavita Iyer
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