KI-Forum in Washington: Musk fordert „Schiedsrichter“ für Künstliche Intelligenz

IIn the USA, the development of regulations for the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has begun with the participation of the leaders of the leading tech giants. „Today, we are embarking on a massive, complex, and vital endeavor: creating a foundation for a bipartisan AI policy,“ said Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader and majority leader in the Senate, at an AI forum on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. „It is important for us to have a referee,“ said Tesla CEO Elon Musk on the sidelines of the hearings. A regulatory authority is necessary „to ensure that companies act safely and in the public interest.“

Neben Musk nahmen auch Facebook-Chef Mark Zuckerberg und Google-Chef Sundar Pichai an den Beratungen in Washington teil. Sie sollen den Kongressmitgliedern helfen, eine Antwort auf die Frage zu finden, wie die aus KI resultierenden Gefahren beherrscht werden können. Spätestens seitdem das KI-Programm ChatGPT von OpenAI öffentlich zugänglich ist, ist ein regelrechter Boom um die neue Technik entstanden. Schon jetzt gehen von KI allerdings Gefahren aus wie kaum erkennbare Fälschungen (deepfakes) in Form von Fotos, Videos, Manipulationen in sozialen Netzwerken und von Wahlkämpfen.

All participants agreed that the government should regulate the use of AI and develop appropriate laws, stated Cory Booker, the Senator from New Jersey. The meeting was attended by Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, Arvind Krishna, CEO of IBM, as well as Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, and Liz Shuler, the president of the AFL-CIO labor union.

Experts called for a halt in the development of AI systems.

„Ich kann nicht umformulieren.“

The forum on Wednesday is part of several events aimed at establishing the foundations for guidelines for AI applications. Musk and a group of AI experts and executives had already called for a six-month pause in the development of AI systems last March. They justified the moratorium with potential risks to society.

Governments worldwide are striving to establish regulations for the use of generative AI, which can create texts and images that are practically indistinguishable from those of human origin.