Driving The Day
Today is November 20, 2023, and here are the key policymaker and stakeholder actions on AI you need to know: The sudden firing of Sam Altman by OpenAI’s board of directors on Friday highlighted disagreement within OpenAI over what role AI safety concerns should play in the company’s future and brought attention to the unusually outsized influence held by OpenAI’s board members and their limited experience in corporate governance. Altman’s ouster also sparked broader discussion about the rift in Silicon Valley between “safety-first technocrats” and “libertarian techno-optimists.” In Washington, Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) argue their recently-introduced workforce development bill would prepare workers for the era of AI jobs. In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) issued new guidance on the use of generative AI by state employees. Meanwhile, Germany, France, and Italy circulated a document doubling down on their opposition to strict rules for foundation models in the EU’s AI Act, a move one EU parliamentary negotiator for the AI Act called a “declaration of war.”
Washington in Focus: Sen. Ed Markey (D) demands answers from Clearview AI on facial recognition technology.
Around the Nation: Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) vetoed a bill that would have formed an AI study commission.
Across the Pond: France's Macron warns against 'punitive' AI regulation.
Global Highlights: US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti: India and US should deepen conversations on AI regulation.
Outside Views: China, chips and archery: Inside a mystery AI event in the Utah mountains.
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