Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., shares her takeaways from Tuesday's AI proceeding with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. She besides reveals what adjacent steps she and her colleagues are prepared to instrumentality to support user information amid the AI boom.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., is calling connected Congress to walk an net idiosyncratic privateness modular arsenic a archetypal measurement toward making definite Americans are knowledgeable and their information harmless amid the rapid advancement of artificial quality (AI) technology.
Blackburn is 1 of 4 Republicans connected the Senate Judiciary subcommittee connected intelligence spot (IP). The sheet is holding a proceeding Wednesday day titled, "Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property – Part I: Patents, Innovation, and Competition."
"We’re going to look astatine it from the IP space due to the fact that erstwhile you ticker what China is doing, and however they are pushing radical from astir the globe to travel to China and record their patents with AI, antithetic applications and uses. And they person filed close astatine 1.6 cardinal applications. That's much than treble the fig that had been filed successful the US…on AI uses," she said. "We shouldn't fto this contented beryllium retired determination without going further into the menace that it’s going to make for our U.S. innovators."
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., is raising concerns astir China's usage of AI for intelligence spot theft
The legislator was referring to statistic from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) that amusement China filed much patents than some the U.S. and Europe successful 2021, much than 1.5 million. China has besides filed astir 75% of the world’s full fig of AI patents successful the past decade.
However, the ruling Chinese Communist Party has for years been accused of intelligence spot theft of Americans — an effort Blackburn worries volition lone much precocious with AI.
"I cognize that it's a root of aggravation for many of our innovators — whether they're successful the consumables marketplace oregon after-market car parts, oregon you know, car electrical conveyance constituent parts oregon music," Blackburn said. "The happening is, a batch of radical don't cognize that they're pirated until idiosyncratic sends thing successful for repair, and they recognize they didn't marque this… It is thing that is an infringed patent oregon copyright."
The Chinese Communist Party has been accused of stealing U.S. intelligence spot for years (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
Asked astir what steps Congress could instrumentality to safeguard Americans’ IP, peculiarly arsenic China’s AI capabilities turn much advanced, Blackburn suggested lawmakers commencement with ensuring idiosyncratic information are harmless online.
"I deliberation the archetypal happening we're going to person to bash is walk an online user privateness extortion standard. That instrumentality needs to beryllium passed," she said. "You're going to person to springiness the idiosyncratic the close to support their accusation online and to clasp it retired of that unfastened source, beryllium capable to firewall their accusation and their usage successful the virtual space."
Intellectual spot and AI volition beryllium the absorption of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee proceeding that volition beryllium chaired by Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. (Mateusz Wlodarczyk/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
"Secondly, there's going to person to beryllium a discussion, and we'll bash much of this, however you grip the patent copyright issue. Because our instrumentality doesn't screen those that are generated done technology. They screen those that are filed by humans. So we’ve got to fig that constituent out," Blackburn added.
The AI and intelligence spot proceeding is scheduled for 3 p.m. this afternoon. Senators are scheduled to perceive from tech argumentation experts arsenic good arsenic executives from Google and Novartis.
Elizabeth Elkind is simply a authorities newsman for Fox News Digital.