Does Congress trust Biden, Harris to oversee AI? One lawmaker doubts they can 'operate an iPhone'
May 26, 2023 at 06:06
Congressional lawmakers agreed that AI needs federal oversight, but several were skeptical that President Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris were capable of leading the effort.
"I wouldn't trust Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be able to successfully operate an iPhone, much less be a key focal point of AI policy," Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz told Fox News.
Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher told Fox News: "Neither the president nor the vice president should run AI.
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The Biden administration, Capitol Hill lawmakers and AI developers are beginning to come to a consensus that AI needs regulations to manage risks.
Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Democrat, said Biden and Harris should lead the White House's AI efforts as a team.
"No one has a real handle on it and no one has the right prescription, so you're going to need both of them involved in AI," she told Fox News.
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A handful of D.C. resident similarly told Fox News last week that Harris wouldn't be able to effectively run the executive office's AI efforts.
Some lawmakers said a commission of AI experts would best push the White House's AI initiatives.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPRep. Dan Crenshaw doubted Biden or Harris could "really do something with AI."