Five Indian Americans named  to AI Safety and Security Board 


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Five Indian American CEOs are among 22 inaugural members of the AI Safety and Security Board in US. There are 22 representatives from a range of sectors, including software and hardware companies, critical infrastructure operators, public officials, the civil rights community, and academia.  Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO, IBM; 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 are part of this board which is formed to ensure safe and secure development and deployment of AI technology in the nation’s critical infrastructure.

DHS is responsible for the overall security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure, which hundreds of millions of Americans rely on every day to light their homes, conduct business, exchange information, and put food on the table. Critical infrastructure encompasses sixteen sectors of American industry, including our defense, energy, agriculture, transportation, and internet technology sectors. The Board will advise DHS on ensuring the safe and responsible deployment of AI technology in these sectors in the years to come, and it will look to address threats posed by this technology to these vital services.

“Artificial Intelligence is a transformative technology that can advance our national interests in unprecedented ways. At the same time, it presents real risks— risks that we can mitigate by adopting best practices and taking other studied, concrete actions,” said Secretary Mayorkas.  “I am grateful that such accomplished leaders are dedicating their time and expertise to the Board to help ensure our nation’s critical infrastructure—the vital services upon which Americans rely every day—effectively guards against the risks and realizes the enormous potential of this transformative technology.”

The primary purpose of the Board is to provide the Secretary information, advice, and recommendations to advance the security and resilience of critical infrastructure in its use of artificial intelligence (AI).

 “Artificial Intelligence is the most transformative technology of our time, and we must ensure it is deployed safely and responsibly. Microsoft is honored to participate in this important effort and looks forward to sharing both our learnings to date, and our plans going forward. We thank Secretary Mayorkas for including us in this important endeavor and look forward to the continued partnership, ” said Satya Nadella, chairman and CEO, Microsoft.

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