Microsoft President Brad Smith, NVIDIA Chief Scientist, & noted law professor will testify at the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology & the Law’s third hearing on AI
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Josh Hawley (R-MO), Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, will convene a hearing on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 2:30 PM titled “Oversight of AI: Legislating on Artificial Intelligence.” The Subcommittee’s third AI-focused hearing will feature witness testimony from Microsoft Vice Chair and President Brad Smith, NVIDIA Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President William Daly, and Boston University School of Law Professor Woodrow Hartzog.
“Top industry executives and leading experts will help us shape legislation to protect against AI harms,” said Blumenthal. “As we move forward with a framework for sensible guardrails, we need a full and fair airing of the dangers as well as tremendous promise that AI portends.”
“The time has come for Congress to get serious about advancing AI legislation,” said Hawley. “This bipartisan hearing takes an important step by getting us more answers as we work towards new AI policies that will put American workers and consumers first.”
The hearing will include testimony from:
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law has jurisdiction over legal issues pertaining to technology and social media platforms, including online privacy and civil rights as well as the impacts of new or emerging technologies. In July, Blumenthal and Hawley held a hearing titled, “Oversight of AI: Principles for Regulation” bringing together academic and industry leaders. In May, Blumenthal and Hawley held their first hearing titled, “Oversight of AI: Rules for Artificial Intelligence” which heard from OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, IBM Chief Privacy & Trust Officer Christina Montgomery, and NYU Professor Gary Marcus.