The order encourages federal agencies to explore ways to incorporate AI more effectively into their operations.
Trump, in his address, stated, "Just this week, Biden's Homeland Security Secretary even admitted that they are weaponizing artificial intelligence to target American citizens for political speech." He further added, "He admitted it. Well, at least he was honest."
The former President went on to promise, "When I’m re-elected, I will cancel Biden’s artificial intelligence executive order and ban the use of AI to censor the speech of American citizens on day one."
On October 30, President Biden signed an executive order titled "Executive Order the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence." The order outlines the federal government's intent to "increase its internal capacity to regulate, govern, and support responsible use of AI to deliver better results for Americans."
The order further stated, "My Administration will take steps to attract, retain, and develop public service-oriented AI professionals, including from underserved communities, across disciplines — including technology, policy, managerial, procurement, regulatory, ethical, governance, and legal fields — and ease AI professionals’ path into the Federal Government to help harness and govern AI."
AI.gov, in its response to the executive order, stated, "The United States stands to benefit significantly from harnessing the opportunities of AI to improve government services." It further claimed that the federal government is "using AI to better serve Americans, across use cases in healthcare, transportation, the environment, and benefits delivery."
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, in his statement, said, "The unprecedented speed of AI’s development and adoption presents significant risks we must quickly mitigate, along with opportunities to advance and improve our work on behalf of the American people."
He added, "DHS is already deploying AI responsibly to achieve our missions, and this Executive Order will build on that leadership. In April 2023, I established the Department’s first AI Task Force to drive specific applications of AI and, since then, we have quickly developed guidance on the acquisition and use of AI technology and the responsible use of face recognition technologies."