Biden Discusses AI Risks with Science Advisers


On Tuesday, U.S. President Joe Biden will be meeting with his Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) to discuss the potential risks and opportunities of artificial intelligence (AI). The White House issued a statement in which they highlighted the need to protect rights and safety to ensure responsible AI innovation with appropriate safeguards in place. This meeting is noteworthy as it takes place on the same day that former President Donald Trump will be facing charges stemming from a hush money probe in New York.

The Center for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policy has asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to mitigate potential risks for GPT-4, a new AI technology that has capabilities to generate writing responses resembling that of humans. Senator Chris Murphy has urged to pause and consider all the implications of AI in society. In response, the Biden administration has proposed a “Bill of Rights” to the public to ensure user’s safety and data protection when it comes to AI.

OpenAI is the company mentioned in this article, and Jeff Mason is the person mentioned. OpenAI is a San Francisco based research laboratory that develops Artificial Intelligence services and technologies. The company was co-founded by Elon Musk and software engineer Sam Altman in 2015, and is dedicated to developing AI tools that are beneficial and safe for humans. Jeff Mason, the journalist mentioned in the article, is a current White House correspondent for Reuters and a frequent contributor to Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News. He is a 2015 winner of the Merriman Smith Memorial Award for distinguished presidential news coverage under deadline pressure.