Elon Musk, along with other tech leaders such as Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai, are set to attend an artificial intelligence forum hosted by US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on September 13. The forum will reportedly last around two to three hours and will focus on the implications of artificial intelligence.
AI has been gaining a lot of attention lately, with tech veterans such as Musk calling for a pause on training AI that exceeds OpenAI’s GPT-4. Schumer noted back in June that he would be hosting a forum to “lay down a new foundation of AI policy” and that it would involve “the best of the best” in the field of AI.
The forum will also be attended by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, OpenAI’s Sam Altman, and Nvidia’s Jensen Huang. Civil society groups and unions are also expected to be present.
The publication ‘Axios’ reported that the forum is intended to educate lawmakers on the progress of artificial intelligence solutions and to lay the groundwork for AI regulation. AI leaders such as OpenAI’s Sam Altman have voiced their support for AI regulation, with Altman previously stating that “we want to work with the government to prevent that from happening.”
AI has been making great strides and has been used to improve many aspects of our lives, from healthcare to transportation. However, the potential of AI must be considered carefully and regulated in order to ensure that it is used responsibly. It is encouraging to see tech leaders such as Musk and other notable tech executives coming together to discuss the implications of AI and the potential for regulation.
Through forums such as the AI Insight forum, lawmakers and tech leaders can collaborate to ensure that the potential of AI is harnessed responsibly. We look forward to seeing the outcomes of this forum and what it could mean for the future of AI.