US President Joe Biden said it is not yet clear whether artificial intelligence carries risks, but he stressed that technology companies have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their products before they are announced.
Biden told his council of science and technology advisors that AI can help cure disease and combat climate change, but it is also important to address its potential risks to society, national security and the economy.
“Technology companies, in my view, have a responsibility to make sure their products are safe before announcing them,” he said at the start of his meeting with the council on Tuesday. When asked if artificial intelligence was dangerous, he said, “It is not clear yet. It could be.”
Guarantees are required
And the US President pointed out that social media has already shown the damage that high-tech can cause without proper safeguards.
“In the absence of safeguards, we see their impact on mental health, self-image, feelings and despair, especially among young people,” he added.
He reiterated his call for Congress to pass privacy legislation to put limits on the personal data technology companies collect, ban ads targeting children and prioritize health and safety in product development.
Artificial intelligence has become a hot topic for policy makers.
The Center for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policy on Technology Ethics asked the US Federal Trade Commission to prevent OpenAI from releasing new commercial versions of GPT-4 technology that has astonished users with its human-like ability to generate written responses to requests. Of which.
The American billionaire Elon Musk and a group of artificial intelligence experts and executives called in an open letter to stop for a period of 6 months from developing systems more powerful than the chatbot (Chat GPT-4), which was launched by (Open AI) recently. Pointing out the potential risks of such applications to society.
What raises concerns is the fierce competition between the giant technology companies to develop these artificial intelligence tools.
Google entered the race last month with the public release of its chatbot (Cool), seeking to attract subscribers and get feedback on the program in which it is in competition with (ChatGBT), which is supported by its rival Microsoft in the world of artificial intelligence.
Google describes Bard as an experience that allows collaboration with generative artificial intelligence, a technology that relies on past data to create content rather than simply recognizing and identifying it.