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On May 16, a Senate subcommittee held its first congressional hearing on artificial intelligence. While the tech industry touts AI’s many benefits – personalized learning, content creation, scientific discovery – the technology’s risks have also come into focus: disinformation, job loss, and, some experts warn, AI could be an existential threat to humanity. Now Congress is paying attention. But the question of how, or even if the government is capable of putting guardrails around such a fast-moving technology, is unclear.
In this video, we look at what laws are currently in place to regulate AI, what options lawmakers should consider, and what role the tech industry should play.
- Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA)
- Brad Smith, President, Microsoft
- James Grimmelmann, Cornell Law School professor of tech and IP law
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