Vice President Kamala Harris met the heads of several AI development companies to discuss the potential risks posed by this new technology.
The US vice president and top advisers to President Joe Biden held a meeting with several AI industry CEOs to discuss “concerns about AI-related risks”.
On May 4, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris joined nine top Biden administration advisers on science, national security, policy, and economics, meeting with the CEOs of OpenAI, Microsoft, Google, and OpenAI. and AI startup Anthropic.
Notably, CEO Mark Zuckerberg of the technology giant Meta was absent from the meeting.
Ahead of the meeting, the White House made a series of AI-related announcements about funding for AI research facilities, government AI policy , and AI system reviews.
The meeting focused on transparency of AI systems, the importance of evaluating and validating AI safety, and ensuring AI is secure from malicious actors .
The CEOs pledged to work with the White House to ensure Americans can “benefit from AI innovation.”
On the same day, the Biden administration announced it would spend $140 million to establish seven new national AI research institutes, bringing the total to 25 across the country.
Finally, the White House said it would publish a draft policy on how the US government will use AI, which will be available for public comment this summer.