Recently, The power of artificial intelligence have been subject of interest and concern to world leaders. Photo: FRCN, Archive
Tech heavyweights are worried about the potential damage AI may have in the future and have called for its regulation.
The tech heavyweights stated this at a meeting with US lawmakers in Washington
According to media reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, Google boss, Sundar Pichai, Microsoft’s former CEO Bill Gates and Microsoft’s current CEO Satya Nadella were all in attendance.
Mr Zuckerberg said the Congress should engage with AI to support innovation and safeguards.
Also Mr Musk said he wants a “referee” for artificial intelligence.
“I think we’ll probably see something happen. I don’t know on what timeframe or exactly how it will manifest itself” he said.
In April, Mr Musk told the BBC: “I think there should be a regulatory body established for overseeing AI to make sure that it does not present a danger to the public.”
Recently, The power of artificial intelligence have been subject of interest and concern to world leaders.
In May, Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, testified before a US Senate committee, describing the potential pitfalls of AI.
“I think if this technology goes wrong, it can go quite wrong, we want to be vocal about that, we want to work with the government to prevent that from happening,” he said.
There are fears that the technology could lead to mass layoffs, turbo charge fraud and make misinformation more convincing.
AI companies have also been criticized for training their models on data scraped from the internet without permission or payment to creators.
Writing by Omolola Ameen; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare