OpenAI founder Sam Altman will be heard in the U.S. Congress for the first time, which is generally seen by the market as a signal of escalating U.S. regulation of AI. In fact, not only the United States, in the global big manufacturers of AI big model training chase, there have been more and more countries to join the regulatory ranks. The regulation of AI does not necessarily mean constraints, but rather it helps its orderly development and helps AI create more value for human society.
"The father of ChatGPT will testify in the U.S. Congress for the first time
It is reported that the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Democrat Chuck Schumer, has made regulation of AI a priority, and it is expected that in next week's hearing, lawmakers will focus on what laws may be needed to protect the interests of ordinary people as AI becomes more widespread in various fields.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law released a statement saying it will hear from Altman and IBM Chief Privacy Officer Christine Montgomery next Tuesday (May 16), local time.
Sam Altman is known as the father of ChatGPT, and thanks to his efforts, ChatGPT has become the most visible top-streaming application in the world and is also claimed to be the most commercially viable application in AI today.
With its powerful and practical features, many industry players are worried that ChatGPT will replace many positions. For example, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna recently said that AI will replace 30% of transactional jobs in the next five years.
Many people believe that ChatGPT's self-iteration and other risks may lead to an AI biochemical crisis, or even the possibility of "carbon-based life being replaced by silicon-based life".
After the introduction of the more powerful GPT-4, Tesla's Musk also led thousands of techies to issue an open letter calling for a moratorium on the development of AI systems more powerful than ChatGPT-4, adding that "powerful AI systems should be developed only when we are confident that their effects will be positive and their risks will be manageable ".
In response to questions from various parts of the industry, Altman recently said in an interview with the Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC), "In the long run, we need government action, regulations and standards to ensure that we get as much benefit as possible from AI technology and minimize the downside."