Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg calls for government involvement in AI to promote innovation and safety

World leaders in technology gathered on Capitol Hill to debate AI regulation. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, thinks lawmakers should work on AI to promote innovation and ensure consumer safety.

Tech titans from all over the world converged on Capitol Hill Wednesday to make some major AI regulation calls. Reports indicate an “overwhelming consensus” in favor of regulating artificial intelligence.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, present Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and tech billionaire Elon Musk were all in attendance. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called for the meeting. Several human rights activists also attended the discussion.

With legislators in tow, Zuckerberg emphasized the need for Congress to get involved with AI to encourage innovation and safety. The CEO emphasized that this was still a developing area of technology, that there were substantial equity considerations, and that ultimate responsibility for this matter rested with the government.

Democrats in the Senate are led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who has also spoken out. Schumer said, “Today we made a great start on tackling one of the most important problems facing the next generation.” The head of state agrees that humanity has a way to go in the area of artificial intelligence.

The purpose of the gathering was to settle on guidelines for the responsible use of AI. Musk was cited as stating, “It’s important for us to have a referee,” emphasizing the need for a regulator to ensure that businesses take precautions that put the safety of their employees and the public at large first.

The billionaire tech entrepreneur also called AI a “double-edged sword,” adding that the conference to govern the technology was a “service to humanity.” Musk also said that the present meeting will be remembered for its significance to the development of civilization for years to come.

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