AI companies join US government to create safety standards

Top tech players join the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and others in bid to create safety rails for AI

Major tech companies such as OpenAI have been engaging with the Biden administration and policymakers in Washington on regulating AI. Picture: Bloomberg

The top US artificial intelligence companies will participate in a government-led effort intended to craft federal standards on the technology to ensure that it’s deployed safely and responsibly, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

OpenAI, Anthropic, Microsoft, Meta Platforms and Alphabet’s Google are among more than 200 members of a newly established AI Safety Institute Consortium under the department, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said. Also on the list are Apple, Amazon, Hugging Face and IBM.

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