American President, Joe Biden's administration announced a 60-day field survey to help shape setting consumer regulations for AI.
The administration is aiming to test the safety of artificial intelligence tools such as ChatGPT before its public release. The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday, March 11th said it will spend the next 60 days gathering opinions on the possibility of AI audits, risk assessments and other measures to ensure AI systems consumer safety.
“There is a heightened level of concern now, given the pace of innovation, that it needs to happen responsibly,” said Assistant Commerce Secretary Alan Davidson, administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
“NTIA” Administrator Alan Davidson said that the agency is seeking to know if there are measures that could be implanted to ensure that artificial intelligence systems are legal, effective, ethical, safe, and otherwise trustworthy. “Responsible AI systems could bring enormous benefits, but only if we address their potential consequences and harms”, said Davidson. He added that for AI systems to reach their full potential, companies and consumers need to be able to trust them.
Davidson said that NTIA plans to draft a report as it looks at "efforts to ensure AI systems work as claimed – and without causing harm and to work closely with the Biden Administration to "ensure a cohesive and comprehensive federal government approach to AI-related risks and opportunities.
President Biden said last week on the 4th of April in his meeting with his Council of Advisors on Science and Technology at the White House that it is still undetermined whether artificial intelligence (AI) is dangerous. He pointed out that it is technology companies' responsibility to ensure their products were safe before making them public.
“Tech companies have a responsibility, in my view, to make sure their products are safe before making them public,” he said at the start of a meeting. When Biden was asked if AI was dangerous, he said, “It remains to be seen. It could be.”
ChatGPT is a chatbot that was developed by the American tech company “OpenAI” that has gained popularity in the last several months and became the fastest-growing consumer application in history with more than 100 million monthly active users.
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