Bipartisan Task Force Tackles AI: From Deepfakes to China's Threat

The House of Representatives has launched a bipartisan Task Force on Artificial Intelligence to explore its societal implications and develop policy recommendations. The Task Force will consider various issues like deepfakes, algorithmic bias, labor impacts, data privacy, and existential risks. While members have diverse priorities, they share concerns about China's AI advancements and aim to maintain US leadership in the field.


  • The Task Force was created by Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY).
  • It is chaired by Representative Jay Obernolte (R-CA) and co-chaired by Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA).
  • Members have diverse backgrounds and expertise in AI, policy, and various sectors.
  • Key concerns include:
    • Deepfakes and their impact on elections.
    • Algorithmic bias and fairness in AI systems.
    • Labor impacts of AI-powered automation.
    • Data privacy and protection.
    • Maintaining US technological superiority over China in AI.
    • Potential existential risks from advanced AI.
  • Some members prioritize addressing immediate risks, while others emphasize long-term considerations like existential threats.
  • The Task Force aims to produce a report with recommendations before the 2024 presidential election.
  • State-level AI regulation efforts are already underway, as seen in California.


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