Democratic Sen. Gary Peters (Mich.) and Ed Markey (Mass.) asked the nonpartisan government agency to conduct a “detailed technology assessment” of risk of generative AI tools and how to minimize them in a letter sent on Friday.
Democrats noted previously identified risks to technology, from malicious actors create AI-generated porn without the consent of AI tools that promote dangerous and harmful activities.
“These current and potential future harms require urgent study. We ask the GAO to review this list of questions about harms from generative AI and potential strategies for mitigation,” the senators wrote.
The letter from Markey and Peters requesting a GAO review follows a series of congressional hearings on AI, including a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing in May with CEO of OpenAIthe company behind the popular ChatGPT AI chatbot.
It also comes after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) laid out a framework for AI regulation earlier this week. Schumer’s SAFE Innovation Framework for AI calls on lawmakers to push forward regulation guided by five key pillars: security, accountability, protection of foundations, clarity and innovation.
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