Today we look at the President's first AI Executive order.
Today in health, it, we take a look at the us is first AI executive order. My name is bill Russell. I'm a former CIO for a 16 hospital system. And creator of this week health, a set of channels and events dedicated to transform healthcare. One connection at a time. We want to thank our show sponsors or investing in developing the next generation of health leaders, short tests are decide parlance, certified health, notable and service. Now check them out at this week. health.com. Slash today. We are doing a ton of things. One is one of the things we're doing over here at this weak health is we put out a new service this week, health news. You can actually hit that on our website. Check out any story we talk about on this show. It's going to be on that site. Love to get your feedback. All right. One last thing, share this podcast with a friend or colleague uses this foundation for daily or weekly discussions on topics that are relevant to you and the industry. They can subscribe wherever they listen to podcasts. All right. I am taking this from CNBC Biden issues. Us is first AI executive order requiring safety assessments, civil rights guidance research on labor market impact. And the thing I like about CNBC is, has key points right here in the beginning, but this one is far bigger and I don't think the three key points really captured it. So I'm going to go straight into the article, by the way, any of these. Stories have we talked about on the show? You can find on our website. Here we go. President Joe Biden. Issued a new executive order on artificial intelligence, the U S government's first action of its kind requiring new safety assessments, equity, and civil rights and research on AI as impact. On the labor market while law enforcement agencies have warned. That they're ready to apply existing laws to abuses of AI and Congress has endeavor to learn more about the technology to craft new laws. The executive order could have more immediate impact, like all executive orders. It has the force of law, according to a senior administration official who spoke with reporters on the call Sunday. The white house breaks, the key components of the executive order into eight parts. You ready? Here we go. Creating new safety and security standards for AI, including by. Requiring some AI companies to share safety test results with the federal government, directing the commerce department to create guidance for AI watermarking and creating a cybersecurity program that can make AI tools that help identify flaws in critical software. That's interesting. , and probably a really good use of AI. Identifying flaws in critical software. Anyway, next one, protecting consumer privacy, including by creating guidelines that agencies can use to evaluate privacy techniques used in AI. iT's interesting on all these things, it's going to require some level of transparency and visibility into the algorithms that are being used. To create these AI. Models. So that will be interesting to see how the organizations that are creating the AI. Think about it. And if you look at like open AI and chat GPT, And, adhering to. Some of these things and the executive order, are they going to have to. Roll back the curtain and let us look inside of their models. I don't know. Interesting. A third thing, advancing equity and civil rights by providing guidance to landlords and federal contractors. To help avoid AI algorithms, furthering discrimination, and creating best practices. On the appropriate role of AI in the justice system, including when it's used in sentencing risk assessments and crime forecasting. , number four, protecting consumer. , protecting consumers overall. Sorry about that. By directing the department of health and human services to create a program, to evaluate potentially harmful AI related healthcare practices and creating resources on how educators can responsibly use AI tools. It's interesting that falls under HHS. , they're most worried about consumers in healthcare. That's an interesting placement for that. Or maybe it's just distributing the work. I don't know. But it's a again, interesting placement number five, supporting workers by producing a report on the potential labor market implications of AI and studying the waves. The federal government could support workers effected. By a disruption to the labor market, by the way, this has been looked at for a long time. And this is where the, , , living wage movement has really started and stemmed from, and this is why. There have been so many conversations with leaders, especially tech leaders around this topic. Because there is a belief. That AI will take over a lot of work that was previously done. By workers. And I can see it quite frankly. I really can see it. We're, , we're doing a lot of things over at this week. Health. , where we're using AI we're programming models, we're using some motivation and those kinds of things. , and, it's saving us at least one FTE. And look, we're only a staff of six people saving us. At least one FTE might be saving us more than that and giving us the ability to do things we couldn't do before. So I, yeah, I see. Where that is going. But on the flip side, we didn't have this for automation. , we don't have it for robotics. There's other areas where. , there's a significant impact on workers that we don't have it. It's interesting that they call this out under AI. But, again, work worth doing. How are the American workers going to be impacted by AI? , let's see, number, whatever number it is promoting innovation and competition by expanding grants for AI research in areas such as climate change and modernizing. The criteria for highly skilled immigrant workers with key expertise. To stay in the U S that's essentially that's political. , I'm not sure given the economic. , again, we're in a capitalist society, given the economic potential of this tool. , it is going to be used given the, , time-savings given the, , productivity enhancements it's going to be used. , I'm not sure we need to promote innovation or competition in this space. It's going to be used period. , this is just a way for the government to, , hand out some money. So I'm not overly excited about that one. , working with international partners to implement AI standards around the world. That's great. Absolutely. Because AI is not going to exist in a vacuum. It's not just going to be in Silicon valley. It's not just going to be in the U S , it is going to be around the world and we need a coalition. Of players around the world who are going to be looking at the ramification to this. , and the last one, developing guidance for federal agencies use and procurement of AI and speeding up the government's hiring of workers skilled in the field. , absolutely. The U S government is going to have to keep up. It's going to need skilled workers. To stay ahead of this. And, , I procurement again, become back to that comes back to that transparency item. And it's one of the things I'm worried about in healthcare. It's how do we know what's in these models? And it's going to require us, not just, a little signed document that says, Hey, we're not discriminating. It's going to require us to look at the actual algorithms. How has this. Making the determinations it's making. How is it? Being applied. And this is why you see people like Mayo clinic. And others talking about how they are taking a very methodical. A very, , testing driven. Approach to their use of AI. And it's important that we not get swept up. And there's going to be times where it's going to be easy for us to get swept up in the. , in the excitement of what we can do with AI. , we've always got to be able to step back and say, okay, what are the consequences of this? What are the unintended consequences of this? All right. So as I look at these things, this is one of the things I told directs. We would talk about. And our next show because he was touting this coming out. And I said, we need to look at the consequences of this and the unintended consequences of this. The obvious consequences is there's going to be a lot more government workers around AI looking into AI. We're going to be hiring people in the federal government who understand AI.
And I thought this was one of the deficiencies that we had. We have. We have senators. Mostly over the age of 70. Who are looking at this technology saying, wow, isn't that a neat new fangled kind of thing? Not that they can't figure it out. Not that they're not smart people, but, , I would love to have more experts. , outs are more experts helping them to understand the ramifications of this technology. , rather than relying on the older generation to make decisions on this. I like the fact that the older generation is guiding the ethics around this and guiding the. , , the direction from a, , use to protect the, , individuals. In our society. , however, they have to understand the technology and in order to do that, we have to be hiring and bringing in new people. So I like that.
The other direct result is just the growth of the government. That's obvious. And it's always the case. When you have to oversee a technology like this. , let's see. I think we'll see a lot more, , conversations, a lot more transparency. I like that aspect of it. I think it's going to be a good to take a look behind the curtain and to have open dialogue around these things. Not only in healthcare, but in all areas. I think it's, , good to have conversations on the impact on the us and American worker. And what we're going to do. What's what does retraining look like? What does it look like to upskill the American worker so that AI. , can't do their work. And if what we are hearing is to be believed. That bar keeps going up and will continue to go up and as a continues to go up, what is going to be the ramifications? aT what point is AI doing? The interviews that I do is AI. , bringing the, , the news to you on a daily basis. , it's not that hard to imagine quite frankly out how close that is. And , yeah, again, I'm not worried about it. We do things like events and those kinds of things. The more things you do that are people to people that are relationship based , that requires a physical touch or physical contact, , at this point until we marry robotics with AI are not possible. To me, , that's the place where the. , us worker needs to focus at least for the time being, because I was even talking to somebody who was in hedge funds, who was no longer in hedge funds because he was replaced by AI algorithms and I'm sitting there going that's fascinating. So how far can these algorithms go? Unintended consequences. I'm sure a lot of smart people sat around and thought, what are the unintended consequences of this? I think, anytime you put a government regulation around something you slowed down. The, , the pace at which something is moving. And that's by design. We want to slow down the pace a little bit, or we wouldn't be putting these things in place. We want people to thoughtfully consider the impact of AI on all sorts of things. , , The screening criteria for rentals and, , healthcare and the, , equitably. Providing access to care and care in the same level of quality across the board. These are good conversations to have, so this will slow things down. I don't, I'm not sure that's an unintended consequence. It's probably an intended consequence. , it remains to be seen what the unintended are. I actually don't mind what I'm reading right now. I would have to read the order. , in its entirety, I'm sure there's things in there that favor one party or favor another party everything's political these days. But at the end of the day, i don't see anything at least in this list that causes me concern so drax Congratulations i think you're right on this one i think this was necessary and this is welcome. so we will see where it takes us and then we can talk about it later as we find the unintended consequences which were short to pop up All right. that's all for today Don't forget to share this podcast with a friend or colleague keep the conversation going we want to thank our channel sponsors who are investing in our mission to develop the next generation of health leaders short test artists. I parlay it's certified health notable and 📍 service now check them out at this week health.com/today. Thanks for listening That's all for now