Microsoft, Alphabet, Other AI Companies Urged to Prioritize Security Measures for New Technologies

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday urged CEOs of several artificial intelligence (AI) companies to prioritize security measures, combat bias and introduce new technologies responsibly.

Democratic Senator Mark Warner expressed concern about the potential dangers posed by AI technology. “In addition to industry commitments, it’s also clear that some level of regulation is needed in this area,” said Warner, who sent a letter to the CEOs of OpenAI, Scale AI, Meta Platform, Alphabet’s Google, Apple, Stability AI, Midjourney. , Anthropic,, and Microsoft.

“With the growing use of AI in large parts of our economy, and the potential for large language models to continue to be integrated into a range of existing systems, from healthcare to finance sectors, I see an urgent need to underline the importance of putting security at the forefront of your work,” Warner said.

Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he was launching an effort to establish AI regulations and address national security and education concerns, as programs like ChatGPT become more widely used.

Schumer, a Democrat, said in a statement that he has “crafted and circulated a framework that outlines a new regulatory regime that will prevent potentially catastrophic damage to our country while ensuring that the US moves forward and takes the lead in this transformative technology.” is.”

ChatGPT, an AI program that has recently garnered attention for its ability to quickly type answers to a wide range of questions, has particularly attracted the attention of US lawmakers. It has become the fastest growing consumer app in history with over 100 million monthly active users.

Microsoft is a major investor in OpenAI, which created ChatGPT. Software companies and Google are pouring billions of dollars into AI to gain an edge amid intense competition in Silicon Valley.

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