OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Urges US Government to Regulate AI at Senate Hearing

May 16, 2023


OpenAI CEO Sam Altman testified before the US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, urging US lawmakers to regulate AI. Altman emphasized the need to create rules for generative AI tools, such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, and called for the development of AI with democratic values in mind. He also suggested the creation of a separate government agency to formulate rules on how to license more powerful AI systems. Altman acknowledged that AI has the potential to solve pressing global issues, including climate change and systemic poverty, but emphasized the importance of ensuring that AI is used for good.