Sundar Pichai from Google, Satya Nadella from Microsoft, and Sam Altman from OpenAI were all invited to the White House and informed that they have a “moral duty” to ensure that their products are secure.
The White House invited the CEOs of Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI for a conversation on the growing application and advancement of AI technology. Tech CEOs were informed during the speech that they now had a “moral duty” to defend society against the risks associated with artificial intelligence.
The White House may further regulate the AI industry in an effort to make it safer for the general public, the CEOs were also informed.
Since the beginning of this year, the tech sector has been heavily focused on generative AI. In an effort to capitalise on the trending market and draw more users to their platforms, businesses operating on both small and large scales are releasing their AI versions at an ever-increasing rate.
This artificial intelligence craze began a few months ago when OpenAI unveiled its AI chatbot called the “ChatGPT” and drew millions of users from around the globe who were utterly astounded by the capability and speed of the technology.
The company soon faced fierce competition from companies like Google and the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, but it was able to maintain its position as the leading AI startup and even received a $10 billion investment from Microsoft.
Authorities throughout the world are worried about the threats associated with AI because of the technology’s rapid development and deployment.
These worries are not just limited to the government; computer scientists and many prominent figures in the IT sector are also opposed to the advancement of AI technology, with some even alleging that AI is capable of manipulating people.
Similarly, US Vice President Kamala Harris stated that while AI can be useful, it can also pose risks to safety, privacy, and civil rights.
It follows that the private sector has “an ethical, moral, and legal responsibility to ensure the safety and security of their products,” she continued.