“Will TikTok connect to my Wi-Fi?” Seemingly innocent, yet highly uneducated questions like these asked by members of Congress during their hearings with the CEOs of tech companies are a popular topic on social media.
To resolve this lack of understanding of our ever-changing technical world, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) organized an AI Insight Forum, inviting various figures in the technology industry including Elon Musk of Tesla and X (formerly Twitter), Mark Zuckerberg of Meta, and Sundar Pichai of Google to educate Congress on pressing technological issues.
Apart from discussions about technology’s potential to solve problems in the health and energy sectors, the spotlight was on both the benefits and dangers that come with artificial intelligence. These conversations made Sam Altman’s presence extremely valuable as the CEO of OpenAI, the company that made ChatGPT, a model–based chatbot largely accessible to the public. The arrival of ChatGPT in November 2022 has led to much debate around the safeguards that must come alongside AI technologies that are available for societal use, explaining why a majority of the Forum was centered around the invited tech titans’ opinions and advice in terms of how the government should make regulations concerning AI.
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