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Administration officials discuss AI issues with CEOs of OpenAI, Google and Microsoft

On Thursday, the White House discussed the risks associated with the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) and the necessary security legislation in this area.

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, Google CEO Sundara Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Anthropic CEO Dario Amodei have been invited to attend the meeting.

On the administration side, the meeting included Vice President Kamala Harris, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients.

“We are engaging in a frank discussion about the risks we see in the current and near-term development of AI,” a senior administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told reporters. , before the meeting. “Our guiding star is the idea that if we want to reap the benefits of AI, we have to start with risk management.”

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, which launched ChatGPT, said ahead of the meeting that the White House “wants to get it right.”

When asked if the Biden administration is moving fast enough toward AI regulation, Altman said it would be good to be proactive and there will definitely be problems, but he is confident that they can be resolved. “I’m sure we can handle it,” Altman promised.

The use of mainstream AI products has become a hot topic in the tech industry this year, and applications such as ChatGPT have captured the public’s imagination, prompting many companies to launch mainstream AI products. similar audiences in all sectors.

Millions of users have started testing these tools, which are designed to perform medical diagnoses, create legal documents, write software, scripts, resumes, homework and reports, and much more.

At the same time, leading experts and programmers in the field, as well as many politicians and business leaders, are increasingly concerned that the unregulated use of AI could lead to privacy breaches, fraud with authority, misinformation campaigns, job abuse, etc. .

A White House spokesperson told Reuters in an interview that President Joe Biden had already tried ChatGPT. “He was briefed in detail on ChatGPT and experienced it,” said the manager, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Earlier, the Biden administration announced a $140 million investment from the National Science Foundation to launch seven new AI research institutes. The White House also said it would release policy guidance on the federal government’s use of artificial intelligence.

Leading AI developers including companies such as Google, Hugging Face, NVIDIA Corp, OpenAI and Stability AI, Anthropic will participate in a public evaluation of their AI systems.

Shortly after Biden’s announcement that he would run for reelection and the presidency, the Republican National Committee released a video showing a dystopian future during Biden’s second term, which was generated entirely by footage from ‘IA.

Such political ads are expected to become even more prevalent as AI technologies proliferate.

US regulators are lagging behind tough measures put in place by European governments to regulate the technology and craft tough rules on deepfakes and misinformation.

“We don’t see this as a race,” a senior Biden administration official said, adding that they were working closely with the US-EU Trade and Technology Council on the question.

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