PCAST Working Group on Generative AI Invites Public Input

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Terrence Tao and Laura Greene are co-chairing (with Laura Greene) a working group studying the impacts of generative artificial intelligence technology (which includes popular text-based large language models such as ChatGPT or diffusion model image generators such as DALL-E 2 or Midjourney, as well as models for scientific applications such as protein design or weather prediction), both in science and in society more broadly. This working group is part of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, which is a Federal Advisory Committee of the United States.

Note that this doesn’t seem to be specifically about existential risk, but maybe it will come up?

Our initial focus is on the challenging topic of how to detect, counteract, and mitigate AI-generated disinformation and “deepfakes”, without sacrificing the freedom of speech and public engagement with elected officials that is needed for a healthy democracy to function; in the future we may also issue further requests centered around other aspects of generative AI.

There will be a meeting this Friday, May 19th, at 9:10 AM PST. Speakers will be Anima Anandkumar, Demis Hassabis, Fei-Fei Li, Sendhil Mullainathan, Daron Acemoglu, and Sarah Kreps. There will be an extensive Q&A session. Here is the schedule.

Here are links for submitting input:

The blog post also has resources for other existing or ongoing federal AI policy efforts.

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