White House Meets With Tech CEOs on AI Innovation, Regulation
On May 4, the White House administration, including President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, met with various CEOs of companies currently at the forefront of artificial intelligence innovation. Officially, the purpose of this meeting was to meeting materials, was to discuss advances in AI and the risks that come with them. The CEOs selected to participate in this discussion were Sam Altman of OpenAI, Dario Amodei of Anthropic, Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Sundar Pichai of Alphabet (Google).
The Biden administration has focused on three specific areas, including the need for transparency from public and private sector companies, the need to assess the security of AI systems, and how AI systems can be protected from external attacks. has been the subject of discussion. Adding to these concerns, the administration has also announced plans to support AI development both financially and through regulatory means.
The National Science Foundation has announced plans to fund the creation of seven national AI laboratories. The Foundation will support her $140 million for these new laboratories. According to details in the announcement, this will increase the number of AI-focused laboratories in the United States to 25.
There were also announcements of independent commitments from several AI developers to speak at the AI Village at DEF CON 31 on some of the key concerns mentioned above regarding AI transparency and valuation. Developers mentioned include Anthropic, Google, Hugging Face, Microsoft, NVIDIA, OpenAI and Stability AI, four of which were part of his May 4 conference.
As far as regulatory initiatives go, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) plans to release a draft policy guidance covering how the US government should approach the use of AI systems. It will be released for public comment this summer. You can also read the preliminary blueprints for AI Bill of Rights On the official website of the White House.
For more information on the conference, please visit: white house website For more information on readings and additional links on upcoming AI initiatives in government.