Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Sam Altman (along with other important personalities in the technology field) held a closed-door meeting in Washington, United States that involved the discussion of artificial intelligence and potential regulations lawmakers could start passing to regulate the incredible force AI is.
The summit conducted by the Senate was named the “AI Insight Forum”, and it took place yesterday on September 2013. It was organized by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and was attended by 22 tech executives, including Elon Musk (owner of X, formerly known as Twitter), Google’s Sundar Pichai, Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s founder, Bill Gates and OpenAI0s Sam Altman.
The billionaires and tech titans supposedly have a consensus regarding artificial intelligence. According to Musk, most of the attendees said legislations are necessary for AI. He also said that it is essential to have a “referee” for artificial intelligence, implying the need for regulation.
There is an “overwhelming consensus” that there should be some AI regulation, Elon Musk says after today’s Capitol Hill AI meeting. pic.twitter.com/9QiPOffL3x
— CNBC (@CNBC) September 13, 2023
Similarly, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, talked about his concern regarding security risks and proposed the government and private sector to collaborate in order to mitigate these difficulties. He stated:
“The potential of AI is limitless—but we will only realize that potential if government, the private sector, and civil society work together to maximize the technology’s benefits and minimize its risks.”
In addition, Altman, CEO of OpenAI also shared his thoughts and said the summit was extremely important. His statement comes after the artificial intelligence hype was created with the launch and popularization of ChatGPT at the end of last year. He said: “this is sort of an important, and urgent and in some ways unprecedented moment.”
The United States is supposed to release an executive order on artificial intelligence this year, and the Congress is also considering a legislation on the same issue. In spite of the summit being closed doors for its first time, Senator Chuck Schumer said future meetings are likely to be public.