Overwhelming consensus’ on AI regulation – Musk
Mark Zuckerberg of Meta and Sundar Pichai of Google attended the meeting.
The event was also attended by Microsoft’s former CEO Bill Gates and current CEO Satya Nadella.
US lawmakers met behind closed doors on Wednesday.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer convened the forum, which included tech leaders and civil rights activists.
Politicians around the world have been keenly interested in artificial intelligence, both for good and bad.
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, testified to a US Senate committee in May about its potential pitfalls.
It is possible to create incredibly human-like answers to questions with ChatGPT and other similar programmes – but they can also be wildly inaccurate. If this technology goes wrong, it can go quite wrong…we want to be vocal about that,” Altman said. “We want to work with the government to prevent that.”
The technology could lead to mass layoffs, increase fraud, and enhance misinformation.
Additionally, AI companies have been criticized for training their models on scraped internet data without permission or payment.
According to Musk, “AI should be overseen by a regulatory body to ensure that it doesn’t pose a danger to the public.”