On Thursday, the Biden administration announced a new initiative aimed at promoting “responsible artificial intelligence” innovation, with Vice President Kamala Harris heading up the effort. The move was met with skepticism and even outright disdain from tech industry leaders, including SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

Critics and futurists have long been sounding the alarm about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence and machine learning, warning that without careful regulation and oversight, these technologies could pose a serious threat to human rights and safety. Despite these concerns, the Biden administration’s announcement did little to assuage fears, with many in the tech industry ridiculing the effort as naive and misguided.

In a press release posted on the White House website, President Biden emphasized the importance of responsible AI innovation, stating that “These steps build on the Administration’s strong record of leadership to ensure technology improves the lives of the American people, and break new ground in the federal government’s ongoing effort to advance a cohesive and comprehensive approach to AI-related risks and opportunities.”

However, critics have argued that the administration’s approach is too vague and lacks concrete measures to ensure responsible innovation. They point to the absence of regulatory frameworks or clear guidelines for AI development as evidence that the initiative is little more than a PR move.

Meanwhile, industry insiders have expressed skepticism about the ability of government bureaucrats to effectively regulate AI, arguing that innovation and progress will be hampered by excessive bureaucracy and red tape. Some have even warned that the government’s efforts could backfire, driving innovation overseas and handing a significant advantage to foreign competitors.

As the debate over responsible AI innovation heats up, it remains to be seen how government officials and tech industry leaders will ultimately resolve their differences. But one thing is certain – the push for AI innovation will continue, with or without the support of the Biden administration.

By Grady Owen

After training a pack of Raptors on Isla Nublar, Owen Grady changed his name and decided to take a job as an entertainment writer. Now armed with a computer and the internet, Grady Owen is prepared to deliver the best coverage in movies, TV, and music for you.