Transcript: Senate Hearing on Principles for AI Regulation

AI expert Yoshua Bengio testifies in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, July 25th, 2023. On Tuesday, July 25, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law held a hearing titled “Oversight of A.I.: Principles for Regulation.” Witnesses included: Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science, The University of California, Berkeley (testimony) Yoshua Bengio, Founder and Scientific Director of Mila – Québec AI Institute, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research at Université de Montréal (testimony) Dario Amodei, Chief Executive Officer, Anthropic (testimony) What follows is a lightly edited transcript of the hearing. Refer to the video to check quotes. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT): Privacy and Technology subcommittee will come to order. Thank you to our three witnesses for being here. I know you’ve come a long distance and to the ranking member, Senator Hawley for being here as well on a day when many of us are flying back. I got off a plane about, I think less than an hour ago, so forgive me for being a little bit late. I know many of you have flown in as well. And thank you to all of our audience and many are outside the hearing room. Some of you may recall at the last hearing, I began with a voice, not my voice, although it sounded exactly like mine because it was taken from floor speeches and an introduction, not my words, but concocted by ChatGPT that actually mesmerized and deeply frightened a lot of people…Transcript: Senate Hearing on Principles for AI Regulation