Representative Ted Lieu introduced a nonbinding measure on Thursday that would make the House of Representatives to take a look at a bill on artificial intelligence written entirely by ChatGPT, the online AI chatbot.
Using a simple prompt, Lieu generated a standard congressional resolution. The prompt said: “You are Congressman Ted Lieu. Write a comprehensive congressional resolution generally expressing support for Congress to focus on AI.” It is not specified in the resolution that it was written using AI technology.
Acknowledging the potential positive impacts of AI, Lieu’s resolution specifically highlights Congress’ responsibility to oversee that the development and deployment of AI are handled in a manner that is considered safe and ethical, and upholds the rights and privacy of all Americans.”
“The rapid advancements in artificial intelligence technology have made it clear that the time to act is now, to ensure that AI is used in ways that are safe, ethical, and beneficial for society. Failure to do so may lead to a future where the risks of AI far outweigh its benefits,” wrote ChatGPT in an op-ed that Lieu published in The New York Times recently.
The rise of AI and tools like ChatGPT is already raising concerns about its potential misuses, but Lieu, who is one of the few members of Congress having technology backgrounds, wrote in his Times op-ed that the harm caused by AI could even be “deadly.”