Biden summons big techs and collects the commitment on the security of Artificial Intelligence

“AI holds huge, huge promise of incredible opportunities, but it also poses risks to our society, our economy, and our national security.” This was stated by the president of the United States, Joe Biden, meeting in the White House the leaders of Amazon, Anthropic, Google, Inflection, Meta, Microsoft and OpenAI (the non-profit to which ChatGpt belongs). Biden called the big tech group “essential to lead this type of innovation with responsibility and security” while the seven companies pledged to respect “three principles that must be fundamental for the development of artificial intelligence”, namely security , security and trust, with the US leader himself welcoming the promise to “engage in responsible innovation”.

The commitment of IT companies

Companies that have met with Biden have said they are particularly willing to allow independent security experts to test their AI systems before public launch and to share security data with governments and academics. But, in the same way, also to develop alert systems for users capable of signaling when images, videos or texts have been created precisely by artificial intelligence. “We are delighted to make these voluntary commitments together with others in the industry. They are an important first step in ensuring responsible stakes that can be a model for other governments to follow as well,” said Meta’s president of global affairs, Nick Clegg. “The companies that are developing AI have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe and that innovation is not done at the expense of the rights and safety of Americans,” the White House reiterated, welcoming the giants’ commitment of the sector on the subject. “We will see more technological changes in the next 10 years or even the next few years than we have seen in the last 50 years. This was a surprising revelation to me,” added President Biden on the sidelines of the meeting.

The fears of the experts

The cooperation promised by these giants is part of the various alarms that have been launched for some time on the subject of artificial intelligence. Among the latest, that of the godfather of AI, Geoffrey Hinton, who resigned from Google after 20 years after the complaint linked to the multiple dangers of artificial intelligence, from disinformation to the disappearance of humanity. Fears also expressed by Elon Musk. The Tesla leader has signed an open letter, along with many others and experts, to ask for a six-month stop in the development of advanced artificial intelligence systems. The aim is to avoid a “Terminator scenario”, with the development of shared security protocols.