US Senate AI ‘Insight Forum’ Tracker

Gabby Miller is Staff Writer at Tech Policy Press. Senate “AI Insight Forum,” September 13, 2023. Source In June, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced his SAFE Innovation Framework, policy objectives for what he calls an “all-hands-on-deck effort” to contend with artificial intelligence (AI). He called this a “moment of revolution” that will lead to “profound, and dramatic change,” and invoked experts who “predict that in just a few years the world could be wholly unrecognizable from the one we live in today.”  Asserting that the “traditional approach of committee hearings” is not sufficient to meet the moment, Sen. Schumer promised a series of AI “Insight Forums” on topics to include: “Asking the right questions” “AI innovation” “Copyright and IP” “Use cases and risk management” “Workforce” “National security” “Guarding against doomsday scenarios “AI’s role in our social world “Transparency, explainability, and alignment” “Privacy and liability” Tech Policy Press is rounding up what we do (and don’t) know about the forums and will continue to catalog what information comes out of future meetings. Our goal is to create a central resource to track attendees, key issues discussed, and major takeaways from each event, in order to understand what ideas, individuals, and organizations are influencing lawmakers. This piece will be updated as new details become available on each of the planned forums. (If you participated in one of the forums and have materials or other details to share with Tech Policy Press, get in touch.) Forum #1: September 13, 2023 Sen….US Senate AI ‘Insight Forum’ Tracker