The White House has announced a plan to crack down on artificial intelligence. The effort will be led by Vice President Kamala Harris and will have a budget of $140 million.
There have been concerns from industry experts that the technology could have negative consequences but there is debate about the level of regulation needed – and who exactly should regulate it.
That’s now up to Vice President Harris.
The White House acknowledged that the technology is “one of the most powerful.” However, “in order to seize the opportunities it presents, we must first mitigate its risks.”
The Biden administration plans to establish 25 research institutes across the country to evaluate four companies at the forefront of the AI race, including ChatGPT’s developer OpenAI, Microsoft, and Google.
On Thursday, Harris met with executives from the companies to discuss how to mitigate potential risks of the technology.
“As I shared today with CEOs of companies at the forefront of American AI innovation, the private sector has an ethical, moral, and legal responsibility to ensure the safety and security of their products,” Harris said in a statement released by the White House.
“And every company must comply with existing laws to protect the American people. I look forward to the follow through and follow up in the weeks to come.”…