Maya Wiley Raises Civil Rights Concerns to Biden-Harris Administration over Harmful A.I.

Maya Wiley (’92), President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, was quoted in The New York Times supporting Vice President Harris’ recent speech outlining provisions of Biden’s executive order on artificial intelligence and warning against A.I.’s existential threats (“Harris Warns That the ‘Existential Threats’ of A.I. Are Already Here,” Nov. 1). Calling Harris’ address to global leaders a “counterweight” to big tech interests and others downplaying related risks, Maya noted, “She’s got real people who are the wind in her sails on this.” Maya was also mentioned in a Los Angeles Sentinel article for her organization’s letter, co-signed by Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the NAACP, the Center for American Progress and others, urging the Biden administration to focus on “protecting the American public from the current and potential harms of this technology — including threats to people’s rights, civil liberties, opportunities, jobs, economic well-being, and access to critical resources and services.” (“Biden Applauded for Prioritizing Civil Rights Amidst Growing Artificial Intelligence Technology – But Did He Go Far Enough?” Nov. 2).