The CEOs of top tech firms Google, Microsoft, OpenAI, and Anthropic are set to meet with Vice President Kamala Harris and other White House officials on Thursday to discuss critical issues related to artificial intelligence (AI), according to Reuters. The meeting will focus on the risks posed by AI, including privacy violations, bias, and the spread of misinformation. The White House official stated that the meeting would highlight the importance of innovation with safeguards that mitigate potential harms.
The invitation sent to the CEOs noted President Joe Biden’s expectations that companies ensure their AI products are safe before making them available to the public. The move comes after the Biden administration called for public comments on proposed accountability measures for AI systems in April, given growing concerns over AI’s impact on national security and education.
The White House official said that the meeting would be attended by other high-profile officials such as Biden’s Chief of Staff Jeff Zients, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. The meeting’s participants are expected to discuss critical issues related to AI, and the official emphasized the importance of innovation with safeguards that mitigate risks and potential harms.
In recent months, ChatGPT, an AI program, has drawn lawmakers’ attention, with concerns that it could be used to spread misinformation. The program is rapidly growing in popularity, with over 100 million monthly active users. The meeting of top tech firm CEOs with White House officials highlights the government’s growing concern over the risks posed by AI and its potential to cause significant harm.