How Can Artificial Intelligence Be Regulated for the Common Good?
Summary from AllSides News Team
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's closed-door artificial intelligence forum with lawmakers and tech leaders Wednesday is expected to focus on the idea of regulating AI. Many agree that AI needs regulation, but how will they approach it?
Federal Oversight: The Washington Post (Lean Left bias) reported that OpenAI and ChatGPT co-founder Sam Altman and "Microsoft, which has invested at least $10 billion in OpenAI, support the creation of a single oversight agency," while "IBM and Google don’t." Despite this, the Post highlights hope for "humility" because "for the first time in memory, Silicon Valley and Washington are recognizing their dysfunctional relationship and its potential consequences."
Bipartisan Plans: Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) called for requiring AI companies to apply for licensing, and specifying that tech liability shields wouldn't immunize those companies from lawsuits. The plan "should put us on a path to addressing the promise and peril AI portends," Blumenthal said, and Hawley added that it should "form the backbone" of federal action on AI regulation.
A Conservative Approach: A writer for Washington Examiner (Lean Right bias) called for conservatives to focus on "mitigating AI’s authoritarian potential while paving the way to harness its massive economic benefits." Separately, a writer for the American Conservative (Right bias) argued that "the 25 states of Red possess an aggregate GDP of more than $10 trillion, so the money’s there if leaders wish to ensure their emancipation from Blue’s A.I."
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“This bipartisan framework is a milestone—the first tough, comprehensive legislative blueprint for real, enforceable AI protections. It should put us on a path to addressing the promise and peril AI portends,” Blumenthal said in a statement.
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