The closed meeting of the US Senate, called by the leader of Democrats in the Senate of Congress, Chuck Schumer, included the CEOs of OpenAI, Sam Altman, Google, Sundar Pichai, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, and others. .
Schumer asked the business leaders if they agreed to regulate artificial intelligence, and “each of them raised their hand despite having different opinions,” the senator revealed to the media after the hearing.
The Senate Democratic leader called for this forum so that senators could learn about the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence, which took a big step forward last year with the launch of ChatGPT, a tool capable of writing texts as if they were humans.
Schumer stressed that he is convinced that Congress “must try to act, no matter how difficult the process is,” in the face of this technology, which is advancing at a rapid pace.
Speaking to the media after leaving the Senate, Musk, the head of X (formerly Twitter), Space-X and Tesla, warned of the risk that AI could be harmful.
Elon Musk defended its organization, and in this sense, he considered the Senate meeting “very important for the future of human civilization.”
“Schumer asked us to raise our hands to see if we support regulation of AI, and I think almost all of us did,” he said.
In turn, Zuckerberg assured senators that “Congress must cooperate with artificial intelligence in the interest of innovation and so that there are guarantees.”
“This is an emerging technology, so there are issues that need to be addressed, and ultimately, it is up to the authorities to do so,” he noted in a statement published by Meta, the company that owns Facebook, Instagram and Facebook. WhatsApp,
About 60 out of 100 senators attended the session, although there were voices that criticized the impossibility of the media attending.
Microsoft President Brad Smith on Tuesday supported the US government in creating an independent agency to regulate the use of artificial intelligence.
Just two months ago, the country’s major technology companies accepted a series of security measures proposed by the White House that include establishing internal and external tests of their artificial intelligence systems before they are released to the public.
The US government also said that it is working to translate the voluntary commitments of North American companies into an international framework on the use of artificial intelligence, adding that it has already held consultations with countries such as Brazil, Canada, South Korea, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
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