- It talks about the importance of regulation
- This is preparation for future debates at the White House.
OpenAI boss Sam Altman gave his first affidavit before the US Senate. This event heralds a heated debate about the future of AI regulation.
Altman plans to convince politicians to introduce a licensing system for companies developing powerful AI technologies. In his opinion, such a solution would allow to control the security of these systems. For example, forcing tests before they run and publish the results.
“If AI goes wrong, then everything goes wrong”
According to the CEO of OpenAI, there is an urgent need to implement security standards in an industry that is rapidly gaining momentum.
His arguments are supported by the fears of many critics. They worry that AI could deepen social problems such as misinformation and mass manipulation. Some even fear that AI could threaten… the very existence of humanity. The famous philosopher-historian Yuval Noah Harari wrote about this.
The United States is trying to balance the benefits of AI development with national security concerns. But at the same time, they want to remove the risks of technology abuse.
Now the White House is preparing hearings with the leaders of leading tech companies to discuss this topic. Experts propose the creation of an AI licensing agency called OASIS (Office for AI Safety and Infrastructure Security).