I have copied the following article from The Wall Street Journal. Recently, a commentator on one of the financial programs questioned why we do not have a Technology Committee in Congress. I thought it was worth following. What do you think?
|The Morning Download: D.C. Tech Gathering Sets Stage for AI LegislationBy Tom Loftus|
|Good morning, CIOs. The government needs to play a role regulating artificial intelligence. That was the view from a gathering of technology VIPs who descended on Washington, D.C. on Wednesday for a closed-door session organized by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.).Despite that consensus—and Schumer’s vow to move toward passing legislation within months—the meeting also laid bare some of the tension points ahead, the WSJ’s Ryan Tracy and Deepa Seetharaman report.AI will: A) End humanity or B) End world hunger. Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned about what he views as AI’s potential to threaten humanity, according to a participant. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates believed it could help address world hunger, said Schumer.Should certain AI programs be open source? Yes, said Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, whose company has released open source models. Tristan Harris, head of nonprofit Center for Humane Technology, argued that bad actors can abuse open-source AI systems, according to people in the room.One open question: Areas the legislation will cover. Issues previously raised by participants in Wednesday’s meeting have included copyright violations, privacy invasions, racial discrimination, economic ties with China, and the use of AI by the government for military or other purposes. Read the story.|