The United States has taken the first steps toward regulating artificial intelligence (AI) to ensure the safety of users. The White House has convened top executives from Microsoft and Google to discuss the state of AI and President Joe Biden’s expectation that companies must ensure their products are safe before making them available to the public. The meeting will be attended by Vice President Kamala Harris and other senior administration officials. Biden has previously expressed concern about whether AI poses a danger to society.
In April, more than 1,000 humanists, developers, and entrepreneurs signed an open letter calling for a moratorium on the development of new AI technologies to analyze potential risks, including the generation of misinformation and its impact on the labor market. The US launched a public consultation to regulate AI platforms, such as ChatGPT, and also opened the door to a national audit of artificial intelligences before their launch.
The White House has asked workers across industries to provide feedback on how automated tools and AI are affecting their workplaces to advance regulation of the technology and better understand the risks. Concerns about the safety of AI users are growing, and regulation of the technology is expected to become a priority in the near future.
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