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When Big Tech Begs for Regulation!

OpenAI’s Altman Faces Senate Hearing As US Lawmakers Push to Regulate AI

The lizard jumped from the top of the iroko tree to the ground, and yet survived. Then it looked around but no one was commending it. Quickly, it said aloud, “whether you commend me or not, I have accomplished a huge feat”. If you grew up in a typical Igbo village, you must have heard the elders play with that idiom.

Interestingly, we can extrapolate that to the world of AI. Yes, when you beg regulators and governments to regulate your industry, you have accomplished a huge feat since by having that posture, you disarm them, and in the process unlock yourself to continue to advance the mission.

Governments, if anything goes wrong now, it is because you did not REGULATE well. The big tech has spoken!

The “perils and promise” of artificial intelligence has remained a big subject around its growth. Altman will testify before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, as growing concern propels Congress to grill the founder in his first public congressional hearing.

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Meanwhile, Microsoft is having a moment in the lab, notes Fortune in a newsletter.

Computer scientists at Microsoft asked a new artificial intelligence system they were working on last year to stack a book, eggs, a laptop, and more. Its response, which tried to ensure the eggs wouldn’t crack, made researchers wonder if the system was an advancement toward artificial general intelligence or a machine with human reasoning. They published a research paper in March arguing that the system could be a step in that direction, and have reorganized internal research labs to focus on it, with one of them run by the lead author of the paper, the New York Times reports. But other researchers have their doubts, noting that the paper acknowledges Microsoft’s methods may not meet the standards of scientific evaluation.