Hi TCPAWorld! It is a huge week for those of you using artificial intelligence in your business!
If you have been keeping tabs on the White House’s latest movements, you’ll know that President Biden has recently signed a new Executive Order addresses the safety and security concerns that stem from the use of AI.
AI has been making waves in the tech world for a while now, and it has truly revolutionized our entire world.
However, the legal implications have always been…well…vague at best.
COMES NOW, Biden’s Executive Order (“Order”).
And apparently, the newest Mission Impossible may have been part of the impetus behind this Order, according to a PBS interview with deputy White House chief of staff Bruce Reed.
Anyway, this Order is extremely broad sweeping as it addresses numerous concerns that stem from American society’s increasing use of and reliance on AI. Here are some highlights!
First, here is a quick overview of the initiatives implemented by this Order:
Second, the Order puts pressure on Congress to pass bipartisan data privacy legislation and directs the following in order to promote Americans’ privacy:
Third and Forth, this Order also addresses the equity and civil rights concerns that come with the increasing us of AI in today’s world and provides several initiatives to aid in the implementation of AI in our healthcare and educational institutions.
Fifth, the Order provides initiatives for supporting American workers in this AI revolution:
Sixth, the Order outlines initiatives to help promote innovation and competition though AI.
Lastly, the Order seeks to aid in the responsible and effective government use of AI.
So what does this mean for TCPA related issues? Well, as the Order calls for a multi-agency approach to addressing AI concerns, you can only assume that the FCC will end up having a seat at that table.
So don’t be surprised if the FCC takes this as an opportunity to clarify the TCPA’s stance on AI technologies like AI agents, text message bots, and the use of ATDS technology in conjunction with AI technology.
Litigants could be looking at a whole new playing field as these technologies become further regulated.
However, despite this Order being signed, we’re still in the ‘wait and see’ phase.