On Wednesday at the Capitol, tech magnate Elon Musk met with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to talk about artificial intelligence.
Why it’s important Axios was the first to report that the New York senator was shopping a proposed framework for legislation to regulate AI at the time of the meeting.
What they say is this: We discussed the future during the meeting, which lasted for more than an hour, according to Musk. We discussed the economy and AI.
“It was a very good meeting,” said Schumer, who said he met Musk once before, 10 years ago, during a visit to SpaceX, “We talked about Buffalo, [N.Y.] — Tesla has a large plant in Buffalo — and we talked about AI.”
The backdrop: Musk, who has been vocal in warning about the potential dangers of AI, is among the more than 27,500 signatories of an open letter calling for a pause on some AI development.
Schumer, who has been circulating his AI framework among experts, declined to say whether the tech entrepreneur weighed in on his proposal.