Security measures on the development of the artificial intelligence (IA) proposals by the White House have been accepted by the seven big US technology companies, according to an announcement this Friday on Government. Amazon, Anthropic, Google, Inflection, Meta, Microsoft, and OpenAIcompanies developing AI technologies, have pledged to adopt “immediately” measures to ensure that “innovation does not come at the expense of the rights and security of Americans,” the White House said in a statement.
The president of USA, Joe Bidendeclared after the announcement that the commitment of the seven companies “is a promising step” but that more work is needed before the potential and risk that the new technology supposes. Biden acknowledged that he is “astonished” at the changes that in the coming years the AI it will mean for the economy, science and society.
“We will see more technological change in the next ten years, or fewer years, than we have experienced in the past 50. Frankly, this has been an amazing revelation for me,” he said. He also insisted on need for Congress to pass lawswith the support of Democrats and Republicans, for the protection of citizens’ data.
“We have to be vigilant against the threats that new technologies can pose to our democracy and our values,” he concluded. The voluntary agreement assumes that all seven companies commit to internal and external testing of their AI systems before making them public, as well as to share information with other companies, governments, civil society and academia about managing the risks posed by AI.
In addition, US technology companies will develop AI systems with the safety as a priority and they will offer guarantees to the public with the labeling of content generated with AI, research on the risks it poses to society and the development of systems that “help respond to the greatest challenges” of humanity.
Consultations with other countries
The Biden Administration also said it is working to translate voluntary commitments by US companies into a “robust international framework to govern the development and use of AI,” adding that it has already consulted with countries like Brazil, Canada, South Korea, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
Since OpenAI released the ChatGPT system to the public, scientists, politicians and philosophers, as well as human rights organizations, have warned of the threat that AI can pose to humanity. On Tuesday, member countries of the UN Security Council highlighted the dangers of a military application of artificial intelligence. In this sense, the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterresreiterated that the future development of AI must be “governed” by a entity dependent on the United Nations.