Washington, D.C. – TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on its draft memorandum titled “Advancing Governance, Innovation, and Risk Management for Agency Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).” The following statement can be attributed to TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore:

“AI is helping us solve the greatest challenges of our time. AI is being used to predict severe weather more accurately, protect critical infrastructure, defend against cyber threats, and accelerate the development of new medical treatments, including life-saving vaccines and ways to detect earlier signs of cancer. AI is also being used to help the U.S. government deliver essential services to the American people more effectively.

“The U.S. must remain the global leader in AI investment, development, and deployment to ensure it is being implemented responsibly across the world. When guided by ethics, transparency, and fairness, responsible AI can spark creativity and lead us toward a more prosperous and sustainable future that improves our lives, grows our economy, and keeps us safe.

“Many of the leading policies outlined by OMB will help the U.S. maintain its lead as the global leader in AI development. OMB’s memo also advances the impactful provisions in President Biden’s recent Executive Order on AI. Our comments provide the first of what will be many feedback opportunities on the Executive Order, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Administration and Congress on recommendations to ensure AI policies and regulations address risks, strengthen our global competitiveness, and benefit all Americans.

Read our comments here.

Additional background on TechNet’s recent actions and leadership on AI policy include:

  • TechNet recently launched “AI for America,” a $25 million initiative to educate the public about how AI is being used to improve lives, grow our economy, and keep us safe. The initiative includes broadcast, cable, and digital advertising throughout the Washington, D.C., market and will expand to markets across the country in the coming weeks and months.
  • TechNet released a comprehensive federal AI policy framework, which included recommendations for protecting consumers’ personal information, promoting innovation and our global competitiveness, identifying unintended bias and discrimination, and investing in upskilling and workforce training programs.
  • TechNet issued a statement on President Biden’s Executive Order on artificial intelligence.
  • TechNet submitted robust comments to the U.S. Copyright Office on AI and copyright law.
  • John Doerr, TechNet co-founder and Executive Council member and Chairman of Kleiner Perkins, and Steve Case, TechNet Executive Council member and Chairman and CEO of Revolution, recently participated in a Senate AI Insight Forum focused on innovation and global competitiveness.
  • TechNet sent a letter to Senate AI leaders on AI and elections.
  • TechNet hosted a marquee event on Capitol Hill that brought together over 250 interested parties and 25 expert speakers to discuss the positive impact AI is having and will have on all Americans from every walk of life. Congressman Jay Obernolte (R-CA), Google DeepMind Senior Research Director Douglas Eck, Getaround Founder and CEO Sam Zaid, Nasdaq Chief Technology Officer/Chief Information Officer Brad Peterson, and other industry leaders participated. You can watch the event here.
  • TechNet submitted comments to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health in advance of its hearing on AI and healthcare.
  • TechNet submitted comments to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) urging them to enforce their existing authority on “fraudulent misrepresentation” and bar deliberately misleading campaign communications generated with AI.
  • TechNet submitted comments to the Office of Science and Technology Policy as they were developing their National AI Strategy.
  • TechNet submitted comments to the Office of Science and Technology Policy on automated systems in the workplace.
  • TechNet submitted comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on AI system accountability measures and policies.