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July 22, 2024

Raimondo defends use of Defense Production Act for AI reporting under Biden order

By Rick Weber / June 27, 2024

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo defended the administration’s decision to use the Defense Production Act to require artificial intelligence developers to report to the government under President Biden’s executive order for safe and secure AI, during a House hearing on the Commerce Department’s budget request.

“Yes, it's not tanks and missiles, but today in the modern world, AI, semiconductors, data centers, satellites, you know, unmanned vehicles, drones, this is all technology,” Raimondo told members of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee...

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