Executives and employees of top companies in the field of artificial intelligence development will meet this Wednesday to discuss setting standards for how AI technology should be used.
Representatives from OpenAI, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Nvidia, Stability AI, Hugging Face and Anthropic are expected to attend the meeting on Wednesday, according to a foreign media report. The conference is being convened by top investment firm SV Angel, and delegates plan to discuss how to continue developing artificial intelligence in the most responsible manner possible.
A few weeks ago, a group of tech industry leaders, represented by Musk, issued an open letter calling on OpenAI and other companies to suspend the development of AI technology for six months while safety protocols are developed and implemented.
The open letter says, “Powerful AI systems should only be developed if we are confident that they have a positive impact and the risks are manageable.” The letter calls for a temporary halt to the development of AI technologies.
“AI labs and third-party experts should use this time to jointly develop and implement shared security protocols regarding the design and development of advanced AI. These protocols are subject to rigorous review and oversight by third-party external experts,” the letter continues. “In the meantime, AI developers must work with policymakers to accelerate the development of robust AI management systems.”
Meanwhile, U.S. lawmakers see a need to regulate AI technology, but no significant legislation has yet been passed.
“I had a friend demonstrate ChatGPT to me, and it’s kind of scary what it can do,” U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (D-La.) said in an interview. “They do make an impression, but the potential for mischief and abuse is high.”
“This is an area that needs guidance and regulation,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-D.).