On September 13, the US Congress will hold a meeting on regulatory issues of artificial intelligence, which will be attended by the heads of the largest technology companies. CNN reports this.
Key guests include billionaire Elon Musk, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as well as representatives from Anthropic, Google, IBM, Nvidia, OpenAI and Palantir.
This meeting will be the first of nine sessions dedicated to creating comprehensive regulatory measures for the AI industry. The initiative was led by New York’s senior senator, Chuck Schumer.
“Is there consensus on some basic things like respecting intellectual property rules or transparency of algorithms? Is there some common denominator on which enough politicians can agree? I think we will find out during the meetings,” said Christopher Padilla, vice president of government affairs at IBM.
He also added that the company plans to talk about the use of AI among its clients and offer its views on the relevant regulatory framework.
Representatives of civil groups, who were also invited to the meeting, will discuss the possible risks of AI technologies. In particular, activists are concerned about possible discrimination against minorities due to improper training of neural networks.
“AI is unlike anything Congress has dealt with before. This is not the same as the employment, health or defense sectors, where authorities have experience to draw on. Experts aren’t even sure what questions to ask politicians,” Schumer said.
Earlier, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet called on technology companies to label AI-generated content. He sent his message to the heads of OpenAI, Meta, Microsoft, Twitter, Alphabet and other major industry participants.
Let us recall that in May, the head of OpenAI, Sam Altman, spoke before the US Congress and called on the government to regulate the use and development of artificial intelligence.
In June, UN officials said that deepfakes created by AI harm the integrity of information and lead to inciting hatred in society.
Researchers at OpenAI have warned of the growing threat of language models being used to spread misinformation.
In turn, American scientists called for counteraction to deepfakes created by “enemy states.”
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