Kamala Harris, US Vice President, said that artificial intelligence can “improve people’s lives and address the major challenges facing society,” but it can also “at the same time … dramatically increase risks to security and safety, violate civil rights and privacy, and undermine Public confidence and belief in democracy.
US Vice President Kamala Harris stressed the “moral” responsibility of technology companies to protect society from the potential dangers of artificial intelligence, as she received a number of heads of these institutions at the White House on Thursday.
“As I partnered today with the CEOs of companies at the forefront of American innovation in artificial intelligence, the private sector has a moral, ethical, and legal responsibility to ensure the safety and security of their products,” Harris said in a statement.
The vice president stressed that she has always worked to “protect users from risks associated with technology.”
She pointed out that artificial intelligence is capable of “improving people’s lives and addressing the major challenges facing society,” but it is also capable of “at the same time … dramatically increasing risks to security and safety, violating civil rights and privacy, and undermining public trust and faith in democracy.” .
The heads of technology giants such as Google, Microsoft, Open EA and Anthropic participated in the meeting.
Harris said that she and President Joe Biden, who appeared to the meeting briefly, support “the push for potential new laws and support for new legislation.”