White House Emphasizes Data Quality, Consensus Standards, OIRA Review in Regulating Artificial Intelligence

Editor’s Note: See also An Updated Look at the Federal Policies Governing How Agencies Use Voluntary Consensus Standards in Regulatory, Procurement, and Science Documents.

From: Lawfare and White House

Document: Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence

By Matthew Kahn

On Monday, President Trump issued the following executive order on artificial intelligence. The White House provided a summary of the order, and the full order is below.

Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:


Sec5.  Data and Computing Resources for AI Research and Development.


(i)    Within 90 days of the date of this order, the OMB Director shall publish a notice in the Federal Register inviting the public to identify additional requests for access or quality improvements for Federal data and models that would improve AI R&D and testing.  Additionally, within 90 days of the date of this order, OMB, in conjunction with the Select Committee, shall investigate barriers to access or quality limitations of Federal data and models that impede AI R&D and testing.  Collectively, these actions by OMB will help to identify datasets that will facilitate non-Federal AI R&D and testing.


Sec6.  Guidance for Regulation of AI Applications.


(c)  Within 180 days of the date of the memorandum described in subsection (a) of this section, the heads of implementing agencies that also have regulatory authorities shall review their authorities relevant to applications of AI and shall submit to OMB plans to achieve consistency with the memorandum.


(i)   Consistent with OMB Circular A-119, this plan shall include:

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