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Prof. Victor Menaldo quoted on NPR, "The White House and big tech companies release commitments on managing AI"

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on August 4, 2023 - 10:16am

Prof. Victor Menaldo is quoted on National Public Radio's website and Morning Edition program about big tech companies and the White House making commitments regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Presidents and CEOs from leading tech companies that are creating artificial intelligence have agreed to several commitments on sharing, testing and developing new AI technology...Seven companies — Google, Microsoft, Meta, Amazon, OpenAI, Anthropic and Inflection — will meet at the White House Friday to announce the voluntary agreements...Some AI experts have expressed concern about big tech companies being at the forefront of the conversation on regulating AI.The White House has also been holding listening sessions with civil rights leaders and union leaders on how AI impacts their work.

"The bigger established firms can kind of game it to benefit them, and the newcomers don't have a say," said Victor Menaldo, a political economy professor at the University of Washington. "Big companies love to do these kind of things because they're already established, so they're like, 'Oh, the rules of the road are going to benefit us.' "

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