Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One is being highlighted as a key factor contributing to President Joe Biden’s heightened concerns regarding the impact of artificial intelligence.
Joe Biden became more scared of AI after watching #MissionImpossible7
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As per Deputy White House Chief of Staff Bruce Reed, he and Biden viewed the movie during a weekend at Camp David.
“If he hadn’t already been concerned about what could go wrong with AI before that movie, he saw plenty more to worry about,” Reed informed the Associated Press.
In the Tom Cruise film, the antagonist is an autonomous and rebellious AI referred to as “the Entity,” which in the movie’s initial scenes sinks a submarine and eliminates its crew.
Prior to the recent executive order signing, Biden had been worried about AI deep fakes featuring himself. During his remarks on Monday, discussing the establishment of guidelines for the rapidly advancing technology, Biden shared, “I watched one of me, ‘When the hell did I say that?’, he joked. “But all kidding aside, a three-second recording of your voice to generate an impersonation good enough to fool your family — or you. I swear to God. Take a look at it. It’s mind blowing. And they can use it to scam loved ones into sending money because they think you are in trouble.”
The executive order mandates that AI companies disclose their safety test outcomes to the U.S. government. Additionally, the order urges the federal government to devise optimal guidelines for employers to “mitigate the harms and maximize the benefits” of AI. However, the enforceability of these guidelines remains uncertain. This is particularly pertinent to the ongoing labor disputes in Hollywood, considering that AI remains a considerable point of contention in the negotiations between SAG-AFTRA and studios, as studios continue to seek flexibility in their utilization of this technology.
Biden’s executive order also includes measures aimed at combating deepfakes. The order doesn’t mandate that AI companies label AI-generated content but instructs the Department of Commerce to establish standards for authentication and watermarking.
Reed informed the AP that Biden’s reaction was “as impressed and alarmed as anyone.”
“He saw fake AI images of himself, of his dog,” Reed said. “He saw how it can make bad poetry. And he’s seen and heard the incredible and terrifying technology of voice cloning, which can take three seconds of your voice and turn it into an entire fake conversation.”
Source: Deadline Hollywood