Activists and technologists are scheduled to return to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to speak with Senate leaders on the dangers and benefits of artificial intelligence.
The second AI Insights Forum will be held by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and will be attended by 21 people, including venture capitalists John Doerr, chairman of Kleiner Perkins, and Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz.
The meeting is a continuation of the Majority Leader’s efforts to educate the chamber on artificial intelligence so that it can decide how to best handle its regulation. And it will probably contain a variety of opinions on the proper role for government regulation of AI.
In a recent essay he titled “The Techno-Optimist Manifesto,” Andreessen discussed his viewpoint on AI.
In the blog post, he stated, “We feel any slowdown in AI will cost lives. “Murder” is the act of preventing the existence of an AI that could have prevented certain deaths.
While some lawmakers might find that idea appealing, particularly when it comes to maintaining our AI competitiveness with China, it’s probable that other attendees to Tuesday’s meeting would feel otherwise.