Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Invoice Gates had been amongst greater than 20 enterprise leaders and others who met with US senators behind closed doorways on Wednesday to speak about synthetic intelligence.
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One of many largest gatherings of tech giants in latest reminiscence is going down as we speak on Capitol Hill. Focus – Synthetic Intelligence. Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Invoice Gates will probably be amongst greater than 20 enterprise leaders and others assembly with senators behind closed doorways. This is Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer previewing what he is calling his first bipartisan AI discussion board.
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Chuck Schumer: All of those teams collectively in a single room speaking about how and why Congress ought to act, what inquiries to ask, and how one can construct consensus round secure innovation.
MARTINEZ: The assembly is a part of a sequence of rallies led by Schumer and a bipartisan group of senators to craft AI legislation. NPR congressional correspondent Claudia Grisalis is right here. So, Claudia, who has an invite to this factor?
CLAUDIA GRISALES, BYLINE: So all 100 senators are invited to attend, and we’ll see greater than 20 company to ask individually. There will probably be two periods as we speak, one within the morning and one within the afternoon. A supply conversant in the planning instructed me every session would take about two to 3 hours. Now, whereas every of them addresses the senators – and I discussed a couple of – the others will embody the present and former CEOs of Google, in addition to the CEOs of Microsoft and IBM. Leaders from a number of AI corporations may even be there, together with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, who’s behind ChatGPT. We may even see enterprise and leisure leaders in attendance as nicely.
MARTINEZ: Okay. What is going to they discuss?
GRISALES: I’ve linked with the overwhelming majority of company in attendance as we speak, and I’ve heard from a couple of of them that they’re going to be speaking about their issues about AI regulation or the necessity to shield sure teams. For instance, in a preview shared with NPR, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna will push for regulation of AI dangers, however not its algorithms, thus making AI creators and deployers accountable and supporting innovation. In the meantime, AFL-CIO President Liz Schuler stated in an announcement to us that employees should be central to any AI coverage and can’t be, as she put it, “guinea pigs in a dwell AI experiment.” So we anticipate that there could also be vigorous and maybe heated discussions as a result of range of people in that room as we speak, together with outstanding figures like Musk and Zuckerberg.
MARTINEZ: Oh, a cage match on Capitol Hill. That is what I hear.
GRISALES: (Laughter) Properly, hopefully not. However we won’t overlook that sooner or later, Musk and Zuckerberg had been in talks about this cage match.
GRISALES: And Zuckerberg canceled it after claiming Musk did not set a date. Nonetheless, I’ve reached out to each, and haven’t heard again if this dialogue might be resumed as we speak.
Martinez: Possibly the Colosseum in Rome was simply booked or one thing.
GRISALES: (Laughter) Proper.
MARTINEZ: Properly, how can these conferences as we speak contribute to Congress’s bigger efforts to control AI? Does this make them nearer?
GRISALES: Properly, these boards are a broader dialogue. It includes extra forward-looking conversations about potential legislative paths for the longer term. However Congress has traditionally failed to control rising know-how. Have a look at social media as we speak, for instance. Now it’s making an attempt to catch up once more utilizing synthetic intelligence. There’s a actual lack of expertise in each legislation and pc science on the Hill for each members and employees. Then add a deeply divided Congress, and this doesn’t bode nicely for the way forward for AI regulation.
MARTINEZ: Sure, know-how at all times appears to maneuver in a short time. That is NPR congressional correspondent Claudia Grisalis. Thanks very a lot.
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