Zuckerberg, Musk and Gates to appear before US Senate on AI regulation

US Senate on AI regulation

The mysterious and crucial meeting on AI regulation in the United States

On September 13, 2023, a closed summit to discuss regulation of the artificial intelligence (AI) sector will be held in the United States Senate. Featured guests include Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, X (formerly Twitter) owner Elon Musk, and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The meeting will be led by Democrat Chuck Schumer, who called this meeting with the aim of developing a sectoral bill on AI. The session will be held behind closed doors, which has generated mixed opinions among senators.

Elizabeth Warren has criticized the closed nature of the hearings, while Republican James Lankford complained that the leaders of technology companies will attend accompanied by “an army of lawyers.”

According to Schumer, public hearings will be held after this summit, although a date has not yet been set for this.

“I think these forums will give a sense of how members of the Senate are aligned. Is there consensus among them on issues such as transparency, a clear description of algorithms and respect for intellectual property?”

– Christopher Padilla, vice president of global public relations at IBM.

It is worth remembering that in May 2023, Vice President Kamala Harris also met with the leaders of technology companies to discuss the topic of AI, although Mark Zuckerberg was not present on that occasion.

Among the speakers addressing the Senate, possibly the most concerned about the threat of AI is Elon Musk. The owner of X believes that the uncontrolled development of this technology could lead to the demise of human civilization.