Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer held a series of hearings on AI innovation.
– In previous situations when things were very difficult, the natural reaction was to bury your head in the sand and let someone else do the work. He adds: “But we cannot act like ostriches in this matter.”
Among those answering politicians’ bizarre and troubling questions on Wednesday were Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.
Director Sundar Pichai of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, and CEO Sam Altman of OpenAI also participated in the three-hour closed-door hearing. The latter company is behind the ChatGPT service.
“Today we begin a huge, complex and critical task: building the foundation for consensus on AI policy that Congress can adopt,” Schumer told the media ahead of the hearing.
Musk told the press that he believes Schumer is doing humanity a good service. He warns that developing artificial intelligence without restrictions may pose a danger to the entire world’s population.
-It’s too slow
Republican Senator Josh Hawley complained that the hearing was closed to the press and believes Schumer is too slow in his action.
He told the press that he had been talking about technology for two years without coming up with a single important draft law.
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