Top AI Companies Promise the White House They Will Protect Users

IBL News | New York

Seven top companies on AI —Amazon, Anthropic, Google, Inflection, Meta, Microsoft, and OpenAI — voluntarily agreed to a series of asks from the White House to protect users from the risks posed by the artificial intelligence technology.

The promises, adopted after a meeting at the White House last week, consist of investments in cybersecurity, discrimination research, and a new watermarking system informing users when content is AI-generated.

Companies are expected to work on implementing these commitments immediately, although there are no consequences if they fail to live up to their promises.

However, the Biden administration is currently working on an executive order to address some of the risks posed by AI, which would take action across federal agencies and departments.

Over the last few months, the Biden administration has met with tech executives and labor and civil rights leaders to discuss AI.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have introduced legislation to regulate the tech. Some new rules limit how the Defense Department could use generative AI.

“AI could be our most spectacular innovation yet, a force that could ignite a new era of technological advancement, scientific discovery, and industrial might,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said.