President Joe Biden gathered tech industry experts on Tuesday to discuss the “risks and enormous promises” of artificial intelligence.
The Biden administration is attempting to determine how to regulate the rapidly developing field of artificial intelligence, looking for methods to foster its potential for national security and economic prosperity while guarding against its potential risks.
As the discussion with eight technology experts from academics and advocacy groups got underway, Biden predicted that there would be more technical development in the coming ten years than in the previous fifty.
Biden claimed that “AI is already driving that change.”
The abrupt development of ChatGPT, an AI chatbot, and other technologies has sparked investment in the field.
AI tools can create text, music, visuals, and computer code that resembles human speech. Although there are several concerns associated with this type of automation, experts caution that it may boost worker productivity.
There can be layoffs if the technology is used to replace workers. It is already being used in fabricated pictures and movies, turning into a spreader of misinformation that might sabotage democratic elections. Governments and the European Union have declared their intention to control AI and stop it before it is too late.
According to Biden, social media has already demonstrated the damage that technology can cause “without the right safeguards in place.”
Tech CEOs were gathered at the White House in May to discuss these problems under Biden’s leadership. The Democratic president told them, “What you’re doing has enormous potential and danger.”
According to the White House, the office of Chief of Staff Jeff Zients is creating a list of AI-related steps the federal government can take in the upcoming weeks. In addition to the regular work of federal agencies, top officials gather twice to three times weekly to discuss this subject.
The government wants private businesses to make promises to address any potential threats from AI.
Jim Steyer, the CEO of Common Sense Media, Joy Buolamwin, the creator of the Algorithmic Justice League, and Tristan Harris, executive director of the Center for Human Technology, were among those with whom Biden met on Tuesday at the Fairmont hotel in San Francisco. Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, also attended.
Biden is also in the San Francisco region to gather money for his reelection campaign in 2024. In his first evening speech,
Biden discussed how he felt that freedoms were under attack, particularly for the LGBTQ community and with the US repealing abortion protections. High Court. His duty as president is to support protecting the right to choose.
Biden’s comments at the fundraisers have also made addressing climate change a top concern. On Tuesday, he said to a group that he anticipates John Kerry, the special envoy for climate change, will soon travel back to China for discussions on lowering carbon emissions.