Democrat President Joe Biden has just signed an executive order that forces tech companies to program radical Marxist ideology into artificial intelligence (AI).
The White House announced the order on Monday, claiming the order seeks to regulate the emerging AI industry.
However, buried in the order is a provision that stipulates that AI must help to advance the leftist agenda.
The order mandates that AI must be programmed with a foundation based on “equity.”
Not to be confused with “equality,” the Left’s “equity” agenda is based on Marxism.
Whereas “equality” teaches that everybody should be treated equally, no matter their race or sex, “equity” asserts that people should be treated differently depending on their skin color, “gender identity,” or mental state.
Under the “equity” ideology, for example, a transgender would be given advantages, such as securing a college scholarship or being offered a job, over a normal person.
The White House says it will send out guidance to landlords, federal contractors, federal benefits programs, and others to reduce the possibility of racial and other biases in their use of AI.
There will also be enforcement of the new laws with prosecutions for those who fail to comply.
The White House fact sheet on the executive order states that there will be “training, technical assistance, and coordination between the Department of Justice and Federal civil rights offices on best practices for investigating and prosecuting civil rights violations related to AI.”
Additionally, the use of AI in the criminal justice system will be a top priority.
The Biden administration plans to develop “best practices on the use of AI in sentencing, parole, and probation, pretrial release and detention, risk assessments, surveillance, crime forecasting and predictive policing, and forensic analysis.”
The unspoken fear is that AI will be allowed to analyze certain types of data, such as criminal records and credit ratings, which might result in unequal outcomes for certain groups.
If AI is used to approve mortgage applications, for example, a person could be more like to get approved if they’re “non-binary” and a racial minority, while a straight white man could struggle.
The executive order also contains a number of other priorities.
It will require AI companies to use watermarks so that people can distinguish between AI-generated content (particularly images and videos) and non-AI-generated content.
It also involves the government in AI safety testing.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology will establish standards for safety-testing new AI systems.
Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will establish an “AI Safety and Security Board” to ensure critical infrastructure sectors meet those safety standards.
The involvement of DHS in the regulation of AI may alarm online freedom campaigners, however.
The agency’s central role in the censorship and targeting of Americans undoubtedly raises red flags.
On the security side, the Departments of Energy and Homeland Security will also “address AI systems’ threats to critical infrastructure, as well as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and cybersecurity risks.”
The White House summary also notes that agencies funding life sciences projects will also establish standards on biological synthesis projects.
These standards would ensure that AI does not make it easier to engineer dangerous biological materials, according to the Biden admin.
Worker protection is another priority of the executive order, in particular protection from job displacement and surveillance.
The White House is vague on how the former will be accomplished, promising “principles and best practices” for employers and “a report on AI’s potential labor-market impacts.”
Perhaps conflicting with the interests of American workers, there is also an immigration component to the executive order.
The White House says it will “use existing authorities to expand the ability of highly skilled immigrants and nonimmigrants with expertise in critical areas to study, stay, and work in the United States by modernizing and streamlining visa criteria, interviews, and reviews.”