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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) – Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Co-Chair of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, and former technology entrepreneur – issued the statement below after President Joe Biden announced a new executive order on Artificial Intelligence.

I am impressed by the breadth of this Executive Order – with sections devoted to increasing AI workforce inside and outside of government, federal procurement, and global engagement. I am also happy to see a number of sections that closely align with my efforts around AI safety and security and federal government’s use of AI. At the same time, many of these just scratch the surface – particularly in areas like health care and competition policy. Other areas overlap pending bipartisan legislation, such as the provision related to national security use of AI, which duplicates some of the work in the past two Intel Authorization Acts related to AI governance. While this is a good step forward, we need additional legislative measures, and I will continue to work diligently to ensure that we prioritize security, combat bias and harmful misuse, and responsibly roll out technologies.”