The White House has directed big tech executives to protect the public from AI hazards.
On Thursday, tech executives were summoned to the White House and told they must safeguard the public from the hazards of artificial intelligence (AI).
Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and OpenAI CEO Sam Altmann were informed they had a “moral” obligation to protect society.
The White House has stated that it may further regulate the sector.
Recently released AI products, such as ChatGPT and Bard, have piqued the public’s interest.
They let ordinary users to interact with “generative AI,” which can summarise information from many sources in seconds, debug computer code, compose presentations, and even poetry that seem plausible enough to be human-generated.
Their implementation has spurred new debate about the role of AI in society by providing a practical representation of the new technology’s potential risks and rewards.
On Thursday, technology CEOs gathered at the White House were told it was up to them to “ensure the safety and security of their products” and were warned that the government was open to new rules and legislation addressing artificial intelligence.
According to Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, the company powering ChatGPT, CEOs are “surprisingly on the same page on what needs to happen” in terms of legislation.
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Following the discussion, US Vice President Kamala Harris stated in a statement that the new technology may jeopardize safety, privacy, and civil rights, but it also had the ability to improve people’s lives.
She stated that the commercial sector has “an ethical, moral, and legal responsibility to ensure the safety and security of their products.”