WASHINGTON — Tesla CEO Elon Musk says there was “overwhelming consensus” for regulation on synthetic intelligence after tech heavyweights gathered in Washington to debate AI.
Tech bosses attending the assembly included Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google boss Sundar Pichai.
Microsoft’s former CEO Invoice Gates and Microsoft’s present CEO Satya Nadella have been additionally in attendance.
The Wednesday assembly with US lawmakers was held behind closed doorways.
The discussion board was convened by Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer and included tech leaders in addition to civil rights advocates.
The facility of synthetic intelligence — for each good and unhealthy — has been the topic of eager curiosity from politicians world wide.
In Might, Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, the corporate behind ChatGPT, testified earlier than a US Senate committee, describing the potential pitfalls of the brand new know-how.
ChatGPT and different related programmes can create extremely human-like solutions to questions – however can be wildly inaccurate.
“I feel if this know-how goes fallacious, it might probably go fairly fallacious…we need to be vocal about that,” Mr Altman stated. “We need to work with the federal government to stop that from taking place,” he stated.
There are fears that the know-how may result in mass layoffs, turbo cost fraud and make misinformation extra convincing.
AI corporations have additionally been criticised for coaching their fashions on knowledge scraped from the web with out permission or fee to creators.
In April, Musk instructed the BBC: “I feel there needs to be a regulatory physique established for overseeing AI to make it possible for it doesn’t current a hazard to the general public.”
In Wednesday’s assembly, he stated he wished a “referee” for synthetic intelligence.
“I feel we’ll most likely see one thing occur. I do not know on what timeframe or precisely the way it will present itself,” he instructed reporters after.
Zuckerberg stated that Congress “ought to have interaction with AI to assist innovation and safeguards”.
He added it was “higher that the usual is about by American corporations that may work with our authorities to form these fashions on necessary points”.
Republican Senator Mike Rounds stated it could take time for Congress to behave.
“Are we able to exit and write laws? Completely not,” Mr Rounds stated. “We’re not there.”
Democrat Senator Cory Booker stated all members agreed “the federal government has a regulatory position” however crafting laws could be a problem. — BBC