White House summons tech giants over AI dangers

SpaceWar.com reports: “The White House on Thursday summoned the CEOs of US tech giants to strategize about the dangers of artificial intelligence, afraid that companies are running blindly into a technology that could pose serious harms to society.

Vice President Kamala Harris and other administration officials will discuss ways to ensure consumers benefit from AI while being protected from its dangers.

US President Joe Biden has urged Congress to pass laws getting stricter limits on the tech sector, but these efforts have little chance of making headway given political divisions.

The lack of rules has given Silicon Valley freedom to put out new products rapidly — and stoked fears that AI technologies will wreak havoc on society before the government can catch up.

The White House was meeting with chief executives from Google, Microsoft, OpenAI and Anthropic on Thursday to discuss the promise and risks of artificial intelligence…”

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