The Biden administration announced on Tuesday that it is seeking public comments on potential accountability measures for artificial intelligence (AI) systems amid growing concerns over its impact on national security and education. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), a Commerce Department agency that advises the White House on telecommunications and information policy, has requested input on an AI “accountability mechanism,” as there is a “growing regulatory interest” in this area. The NTIA wants to explore measures that could be implemented to ensure that AI systems are legal, ethical, effective, safe, and trustworthy. NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson highlighted the importance of responsible AI systems, emphasizing that companies and consumers need to have confidence in them for them to reach their full potential. President Biden recently stated that it remains to be seen whether AI is dangerous and urged tech companies to ensure that their products are safe before releasing them to the public. The NTIA plans to draft a report on the efforts to ensure AI systems work without causing harm, which will inform the Biden administration’s ongoing work to manage AI-related risks and opportunities. Meanwhile, a tech ethics group, the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policy, has urged the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to stop OpenAI from issuing new commercial releases of GPT-4, which is made by California-based OpenAI and backed by Microsoft Corp, arguing that it is biased, deceptive, and poses a risk to privacy and public safety.