Rep. Khanna introduces the Five AIs Act

The act aims to develop a strategy for Ai advancement among the five eye countries

The Five AIs Act, introduced by Representatives Ro Khanna and Mike Gallagher, is a bipartisan effort to address economic and national security concerns. 

The legislation, introduced under the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technologies, and Innovation, focuses on harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) within the intelligence alliance known as the Five Eyes - comprising the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Canada.

Addressing the importance of the bill, Khanna stressed the need for the United States to lead in the 21st century. He said, “AI is a powerful technology that has the potential to strengthen our economy and national security for years to come. As the technology progresses, it is critical that the federal government prepares for any harmful ways AI could be used by our adversaries.” 

Khanna added, “As ranking member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems, I’m proud to introduce this bipartisan legislation with Congressman Gallagher to ensure that America leads in the 21st century and that we work with our allies to develop a strategy to advance the benefits of AI while preparing for any potential threats in the future.”

The Five AIs Act aims to not only advance AI capabilities but also to safeguard against potential misuse of the technology. Gallagher stressed on preventing AI from being weaponized for military purposes and repressive surveillance. 

“Artificial intelligence is a transformational technology that can be harnessed for good or evil. It is imperative that we prevent our adversaries, particularly the Chinese Communist Party, from weaponizing AI to advance their military ambitions and perfect their repressive techno-totalitarian surveillance states. That means ensuring the Free World continues to lead when it comes to AI innovation combined with sensible guardrails for AI use,“ he maintained.

The key objectives as mentioned in the news release, included comparison, testing, and evaluation; interoperability and awareness; shared strategy for research and development; ethical frameworks; and commercial technology integration.