Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing on AI Regulation

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law will be holding a hearing this afternoon titled “Oversight of A.I.: Principles for Regulation.” The hearing will discuss the need for regulation in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).

Several witnesses are scheduled to testify at the hearing, including Stuart Russell, a computer science professor at the University of California, Berkeley; Yoshua Bengio, the founder of Mila-Quebec AI Institute; and Dario Amodei, the CEO of Anthropic.

Last week, the Biden administration secured voluntary commitments from seven top companies, including Anthropic, to manage the risks associated with AI. This hearing will further explore the importance of regulating AI technologies.

The hearing is set to start at 3 p.m. EDT.

Although no specific details regarding the content of the hearing have been provided, it is expected that the witnesses will discuss the benefits and potential risks of AI, the need for ethical guidelines, and potential regulatory approaches to ensure the responsible development and deployment of AI technologies.

It is crucial for policymakers to address the concerns surrounding AI and establish a framework that promotes innovation while also protecting individuals’ privacy and safety. The hearing will likely contribute to the ongoing discussions on AI regulation and help shape future policies and legislation on this subject.

The live video of the hearing can be watched above.

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