Vice President Kamala Harris and other top officials from the Biden administration will meet with top executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Microsoft, OpenAI, and Anthropic, to discuss critical concerns relating to artificial intelligence (AI).
The White House representative who confirmed the discussion emphasized that President Joe Biden expects businesses to give their products’ safety a priority before making them available to the general public.
The main challenges raised by the rapid development of AI technology include privacy invasions, bias, and the possible spread of frauds and false information. While acknowledging that it is too soon to say whether AI is dangerous, US President Joe Biden emphasized that technology companies have a duty to make sure that their products are secure in April.
He continued, “Social media has already shown the damage that strong technologies can do without the proper safeguards.” The administration has been aggressively seeking public feedback on suggested accountability mechanisms for AI systems as worries about how AI may affect national security and education rise.
Recently, representatives from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Domestic Policy Council published a blog post cautioning about the potential hazards that AI can present to workers.
Senior members of the administration, including Chief of Staff Jeff Zients, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, are expected to attend the meeting on Thursday.