(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) has sent a letter to the executives of major tech firms covering his concerns about how artificial intelligence technology could potentially be dangerous for younger users. In his letter, he is requesting further information regarding the safety features following a number of disturbing reports.
Bennet stated in his letter that many social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Google, and Snap were quickly starting to utilize artificial intelligence by developing AI personas and seeing how the AI could be part of the texting and content-sharing apps.
As he wrote in his letter he had “concerns about the rapid integration of generative artificial intelligence (AI) into search engines, social media platforms, and other consumer products heavily used by teenagers and children.” He proceeded to acknowledge that this technology had “enormous potential” but also claimed that the integration of this technology in different platforms should not come at the expense of young users’ safety.
Lawmakers have been placing a lot more attention to the users of the possible dangers might be subjected to through social media platforms, like TikTok, a popular video-sharing service that many policymakers are looking to ban completely.
The letter on March 21, was sent to Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI; Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet Inc. and Google LLC; Mark Zuckerberg, the chairman of Meta; Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snap; and Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft.
Bennet has expressed concerns about the AI integration proposed by all these platforms following reports about AI-powered bots having some disturbing behavior.
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