Tech Titans Meet US Lawmakers, Musk Seeks ‘Referee’ for AI


Tesla CEO Elon Musk called for a U.S. “referee” for artificial intelligence on Wednesday as he, MetaPlatforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and other tech CEOs attended the Capitol. Discussed AI regulation with lawmakers in Hull.

Lawmakers are looking for ways to mitigate the risks of the emerging technology, which has seen increased investment and consumer popularity since the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot.

Musk said a regulator is needed to ensure the safe use of AI.

“We need to have a referee,” Musk told reporters, comparing it to sports. The billionaire, who also owns social media platform X, added that a regulator would “ensure that companies take actions that are safe and in the interest of the general public.”

Musk called the meeting “a service to humanity” and said it “could be very important for the future of civilization in history.” Musk confirmed that he called AI “a double-edged sword” during the forum.

Zuckerberg said Congress should “engage with AI to support innovation and safeguards. It’s an emerging technology, there are important equities to balance, and government is ultimately responsible for that.” Is.” He added that it is better that these standards are set by American companies who can work with our government to create these models on important issues.

More than 60 senators participated. Lawmakers said there is global agreement on the need for government regulation of AI.

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who organized the forum, told reporters after the meetings, “We’re really starting to tackle one of the most important issues facing the next generation, and we made a great start today.” Is.” “We have a long way to go.”

Republican Sen. Todd Young, co-host of the forum, said he believes the Senate is “getting to the point where I think the jurisdictional committees will be ready to begin their process to consider legislation.”

But Republican Senator Mike Rounds warned that it would take time for Congress to act. “Are we ready to go out and write legislation? Absolutely not,” Rounds said. “We’re not there.”

Lawmakers want protections against potentially dangerous deep-pocketed fraud such as bogus videos, election interference and attacks on critical infrastructure.

Other attendees included Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates and AFL-CIO Labor Federation President Liz Schuller.

Schumer stressed the need for regulation ahead of the 2024 US general election, particularly around deep fraud.

“There are a lot of things that need to be done, but maybe a faster timetable than some of them,” he said.

In March, Musk and a group of AI experts and executives called for a six-month pause in developing systems more powerful than OpenAI’s GPT-4, citing potential risks to society.

Regulators globally have been reluctant to lay down rules governing the use of generative AI, which can create text and produce images whose artificial origins are virtually undetectable.

On Tuesday, Adobe, IBM, Nvidia and five other companies said they signed on to President Joe Biden’s voluntary AI commitments that require measures such as watermarking AI-generated content.

The pledges, announced in July, aim to ensure that the power of AI is not used for destructive purposes. Google, OpenAI and Microsoft signed on in July. The White House is also working on an AI executive order.


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