WASHINGTON DC – Vice President Kamala Harris would not be able to effectively run the White House’s response to artificial intelligence if she were charged with leading it, some residents of the nation’s capital told Fox News.
“I don’t know if Kamala Harris has the background and knowledge of technology to know what AI can do and what its capabilities are, to be able to fight in a space that is safe for everyone. and not just profitable. for big corporations,” Eric told Fox News.
But another local DC, Marlena, said: “I really trust her in the task force. She’s a great woman, she’s done an amazing job.”
He was the only person interviewed by Fox News who had confidence in Harris’ ability to manage the White House’s AI response.
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Harris met with top executives from OpenAI, Microsoft and Alphabet earlier this month to discuss AI-related risks and opportunities. Afterward, the vice president faced criticism from Elon Musk and others who doubted his expertise in the field.
“Maybe someone who can fix their own WiFi router wouldn’t ask too much,” Musk tweeted about Harris’ potential role.
Many DC residents echoed similar sentiments.
“I’m not sure I trust Kamala Harris to run, but I’m sure she’ll get the job done,” Devonne said.
Jo said Harris should “never” lead the White House’s AI response “because I don’t think he’s done a good job as vice president.”
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Some say it takes an industry expert — or a panel of them — to control AI.
“I don’t know if putting someone who may or may not have that management skill is a good idea,” John told Fox News. “That requires really specialized knowledge and there are a lot of different ethical considerations, all different things.”
Others said they couldn’t trust Harris to succeed in AI because they hadn’t seen him succeed in other areas.
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“I would say no because I don’t know what his track record is at this point with anything,” Keisha told Fox News.
The other man said: “No, because we did not see him doing anything.”
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Ramiro Vargas contributed the accompanying video.