Google, Microsoft, OpenAI CEOs meet US President Biden, discuss AI risks

President Joe Biden joins White House meeting with top CEOs artificial intelligence companies, including Alphabet‘S Google And MicrosoftThursday to discuss the risks and safeguards as the technology attracts the attention of governments and lawmakers globally.

Generative artificial intelligence has become a hot topic of discussion this year, as have apps chatgpt Capturing the public’s imagination, sparking a rush among companies to launch similar products, they believe, will change the nature of work.

Millions of users have begun testing a device that proponents say can make medical diagnoses, write screenplays, create legal briefs and debug software, raising concerns that How technology can undermine privacy violations, employ decisions, and power scams and misinformation. Campaign.

A White House official told Reuters that Biden, who “dropped out” at the meeting, also used ChatGPT. “They have been given detailed information about ChatGPT and have used it,” said the official, who did not wish to be named.

Thursday’s two-hour meeting that began at 11:45am ET (09:15pm IST) was attended by Google’s Sundar Pichai, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella. OpenAISam Altman and anthropicK Dario Amodei, Vice President Kamala Harris and administration officials as well as Biden Chief of Staff Jeff Zients, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, National Economic Council Director Lael Brainard and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.

Harris said in a statement that the technology has the potential to improve lives, but it can also raise security, privacy and civil rights concerns. He told CEOs that they have a “legal responsibility” to ensure the safety of their artificial intelligence products and that the administration is open to pursuing new regulations and supporting new legislation on artificial intelligence.

Before the meeting, OpenAI’s Altman told reporters that the White House “wants to get it right.”

Asked whether the White House is moving too fast on AI regulation, he said, “It’s good to try to get ahead of it.” “It’s definitely going to be a challenge, but I’m sure we can handle it.”

The administration also announced a $140 million investment from the National Science Foundation to launch seven new AI research institutes, and said the White House Office of Management and Budget continues to issue policy guidance on the use of AI by the federal government. Will do , Leading AI developers including Anthropic, Google, Hugging Face, NVIDIAOpenAI and Stability AI will participate in a public evaluation of their AI systems.

Shortly after Biden announced his re-election bid, the Republican National Committee produced a video featuring a dystopian future during a second Biden term, created entirely with AI imagery.

Such political ads are expected to become more common with the spread of AI technology.

United States regulators have fallen short of the stricter approach by European governments to tech regulation and devising stronger rules on deepfakes and misinformation.

“We don’t see this as a race,” said the senior official, adding that the administration is working closely with the US-EU Business and Technology Council on the issue.

In February, Biden signed an executive order directing federal agencies to eliminate bias in their AI use. The Biden administration has also released an AI Bill of Rights and a risk management framework.

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division also said they would use their legal authorities to fight AI-related harm.

The tech giants have vowed to combat propaganda surrounding the elections, fake news about COVID-19 vaccines, pornography and child abuse, and hateful messaging targeting ethnic groups. But they have been unsuccessful, research and news programs show.

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