DHS establishes AI safety and security board

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has established an Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security Board (the board). The board will advise the Secretary, critical infrastructure stakeholders, and the public on the safe and secure development and deployment of AI technology in critical infrastructure sectors, the DHS said on Friday.

The board, chaired by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, includes 22 representatives from various sectors, such as software and hardware companies, critical infrastructure operators, public officials, civil rights organizations, and academia. The inaugural members include CEOs and executives from companies like OpenAI, Anthropic, Delta Air Lines, IBM, Nvidia, Microsoft, Adobe, Amazon Web Services, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and Cisco.

The inaugural members of the board are:

  • Sam Altman, CEO, OpenAI;
  • Dario Amodei, CEO and Co-Founder, Anthropic;
  • Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta Air Lines;
  • Rumman Chowdhury, Ph.D., CEO, Humane Intelligence;
  • Alexandra Reeve Givens, President and CEO, Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Bruce Harrell, Mayor of Seattle, Washington; Chair, Technology and Innovation Committee, United States Conference of Mayors;
  • Damon Hewitt, President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law;
  • Vicki Hollub, President and CEO, Occidental Petroleum;
  • Jensen Huang, President and CEO, Nvidia;
  • Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO, IBM;
  • Fei-Fei Li, Ph.D., Co-Director, Stanford Human-centered Artificial Intelligence Institute;
  • Wes Moore, Governor of Maryland;
  • Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO, Microsoft;
  • Shantanu Narayen, Chair and CEO, Adobe;
  • Sundar Pichai, CEO, Alphabet;
  • Arati Prabhakar, Ph.D., Assistant to the President for Science and Technology; Director, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy;
  • Chuck Robbins, Chair and CEO, Cisco; Chair, Business Roundtable;
  • Adam Selipsky, CEO, Amazon Web Services;
  • Dr. Lisa Su, Chair and CEO, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD);
  • Nicol Turner Lee, Ph.D., Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution;
  • Kathy Warden, Chair, CEO and President, Northrop Grumman; and
  • Maya Wiley, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

The board will convene for the first time in early May, with subsequent meetings planned quarterly, says DHS.

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