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The US Vice President Kamala Harris and additional senior administration officials will be meeting today to discuss AI with leading companies in the field such as Alphabet, Anthropic, Microsoft, and OpenAI. This meeting comes close to the White House statement that the National Science Foundation plans to spend $140 million on new research centers devoted to AI, a major investment in the emerging technology.
According to the White House, Harris will underscore the importance of “driving responsible, trustworthy, and ethical innovation with safeguards that mitigate risks and potential harms to individuals and our society.”
“President Biden has been clear that when it comes to AI, we must place people and communities at the center by supporting responsible innovation that serves the public good while protecting our society, security, and economy. Importantly, this means that companies have a fundamental responsibility to make sure their products are safe before they are deployed or made public,” the press release said.
We’ve seen a major rise in the interest in AI and similarly intelligence technologies as of late, mainly due to the launch of the AI tool ChatGPT. Not only is the tool being used to simplify work tasks for companies and organizations, but individuals have taken a liking to the new available technology that can now aid them in completing difficult or complex tasks.
However, experts have been wondering how many workers AI will eventually replace in their jobs. There’s also speculation about the technology spreading misinformation or even beginning to act against humans. There’s also the question of copyright – chatbots are trained on real data which belongs to someone. The European Union is, for instance, edging closer toward the world’s first comprehensive legislation regulating the new technology, according to Cyber News.