The CIA and other US intelligence agencies will reportedly soon have an AI chatbot similar to ChatGPT.
The program will supposedly train on data that is already available to the public and provide sources with its responses so that users can verify their accuracy.
The goal is to make it easier for US spies to comb through ever-expanding databanks, albeit the precise definition of what counts as “public data” is extremely unclear.
Which AI technology, if any, the CIA is utilizing as the basis for its chatbot’s operations is unknown.
The whole 18-agency US intelligence community will allegedly have access to the technology once it is made accessible.
The public and lawmakers won’t be allowed to use it, though.
China, which has declared that it wants to overcome its rivals and become the world’s de facto AI leader by 2030, may have an impact on the US government’s choice to press through with the tool.
While assessing the domestic and economic threats associated with AI, the US has taken attempts to counteract China’s influence.
The Biden administration unveiled a Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights last year, outlining the generative AI principles that the White House upholds.
Additionally, it has pushed for a framework for managing AI risks and spent $140 million in new research centers for AI and machine learning.
Leaders from AI businesses met with President Biden in July, and they committed to non0binding assurances that they would create their products responsibly.