OpenAI CEO Calls for AI Regulation in Senate Hearing
Key Quotes: In his remarks, Altman said, “I think if this technology goes wrong, it can go quite wrong, and we want to be vocal about that. We want to work with the government to prevent that from happening.” The tech CEO added that “regulatory intervention by governments will be critical to mitigate the risks of increasingly powerful models.”
For Context: The rise of AI-powered tech has shaken several industries; education tech company Chegg’s stock price fell 48% earlier in May after its CEO told investors ChatGPT was impacting its customer growth rate. Lawmakers from both parties have voiced support for AI regulation, but some Republicans raised concerns about over-regulation stifling innovation. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has reportedly met with over 100 tech experts in recent weeks in an effort to craft legislation that could pass in a divided Congress.
How the Media Covered It: While coverage from the left was more likely to highlight calls for regulation, coverage from the right was more likely to highlight Altman’s warnings about AI going “wrong.”
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From the LeftOpenAI CEO in "historic" move calls for regulation before Congress
Lawmakers aired fears Tuesday about the potential misuse of generative AI, peppering OpenAI CEO Sam Altman with questions as he repeatedly said he'd welcome legislation in the space.
Driving the news: Altman, whose company OpenAI's generative AI product ChatGPT sparked the latest AI craze, testified before the Senate Judiciary committee for the first time as the the likelihood lawmakers unite and act on AI regulation before the technology rapidly develops remains slim.
Altman appeared along with IBM chief privacy officer Christina Montgomery and NYU professor Gary Marcus.
From the RightOpenAI CEO warns Senate that GPT-4 will 'entirely automate away some jobs'
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman warned that artificial intelligence-powered software such as GPT-4 would cause some jobs to disappear in the near term.
The technology will "entirely automate away some jobs," Altman told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
Altman said, however, that the software would eventually create new jobs "that we believe will be much better." The CEO appeared alongside IBM Chief Privacy and Trust Officer Christina Montgomery and New York University professor Gary Marcus at a hearing to comment on their recommendations for legislative regulations.
Altman recommended in his initial testimony that rules should be...
From the CenterOpenAI chief concerned about AI being used to compromise elections
The CEO of OpenAI, the startup behind ChatGPT, told a Senate panel on Tuesday the use of artificial intelligence to interfere with election integrity is a "significant area of concern", adding that it needs regulation.
"I am nervous about it," CEO Sam Altman said about elections and AI, adding rules and guidelines are needed.