The Call for Ethical AI Usage
(Reuters) – Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of Google DeepMind, has urged the U.S. to restrict the sale of Nvidia’s artificial intelligence (AI) chips to buyers who commit to ethical technology use. Suleyman made this plea during an interview with the Financial Times, emphasizing the need for minimum global standards in AI usage. He suggested that companies using Nvidia chips should align with the voluntary commitments made by leading AI firms to the White House.
Voluntary Commitments to Enhance AI Safety
In July, prominent AI companies such as OpenAI, Alphabet, and Meta Platforms voluntarily pledged to implement safety measures for AI technology. These measures included watermarking AI-generated content to enhance technology safety. Suleyman believes that the U.S. should mandate that any purchaser of Nvidia chips adheres to, at a minimum, these voluntary commitments.
“The US should mandate that any consumer of Nvidia chips signs up to at least the voluntary commitments — and more likely, more than that,” Suleyman said.
Expanding Restrictions on AI Chip Exports
The United States has recently extended restrictions on the export of advanced artificial-intelligence chips, including those from Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices. These restrictions now encompass regions beyond China, extending to countries in the Middle East and elsewhere. This move underscores the U.S. government’s concerns regarding the potential misuse of advanced AI technology.
Mustafa Suleyman and Inflection AI
Mustafa Suleyman, in addition to his role as co-founder of Google DeepMind, serves as the chief executive of Inflection AI. This Microsoft-backed AI startup secured an impressive $1.3 billion in funding in June, with contributions from Nvidia and other firms. In May, Inflection AI introduced Pi, an AI chatbot powered by generative AI technology. Pi engages with users through conversations, enabling people to ask questions and share their interests.
Collaboration between AI Developers and Policymakers
The call for ethical AI usage and the enforcement of commitments is part of a broader trend in the AI industry. Executives and experts alike have been advocating for increased collaboration between AI developers and policymakers. This collaboration aims to establish effective governance and regulatory frameworks that ensure AI technology is used responsibly and ethically.
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