US president Joe Biden’s sweeping executive order to set guidelines for artificial intelligence has been widely applauded by the industry, while 68% of Americans approve of the initiative, according to AI Policy Institute’s latest survey.

The order directs several government agencies to establish rules and guidelines, report on their progress, and create funding for AI research. It also pushes tech companies to test and evaluate their AI systems and report their findings to the government before making them public, to mitigate AI bias, and to watermark AI-generated content.

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