Biden calls Pichai, Nadella, asks them to protect people from AI risks

Washington, DC: President Joe Biden met with CEOs of top artificial intelligence companies including Microsoft and Alphabet’s Google and underlined the potential and danger of AI that could affect people across the globe.  

Indian American CEOs of Google and Microsoft, Sundar Pichai and Satya Nadella respectively and OpenAI’s Sam Altmann attended the top-level meeting.  

While US Vice President Harris was meeting with CEOs of four American companies at the forefront of AI innovation, President Biden dropped by the meeting and highlighted that along with benefits that might come from advances in AI, it is imperative to mitigate both the current and potential risks AI poses to individuals, society, and national security. 

Biden’s meeting with AI officials of various companies assumes great significance as there is serious debate around the world about the positive and negative aspects of Artificial Intelligence. There is a growing fear that AI could lead to rising unemployment, privacy violations and misinformation campaigns. 

The meeting also included frank and constructive discussion on three key areas: the need for companies to be more transparent with policymakers, the public, and others about their AI systems; the importance of being able to evaluate, verify, and validate the safety, security, and efficacy of AI systems; and the need to ensure AI systems are secure from malicious actors and attacks, the White House said in its statement. 

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