Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding yesterday’s bipartisan AI Forum on transparency, explainability, intellectual property, and copyright. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:
Yesterday, the Senate held our seventh bipartisan AI Insight Forum. We had an enlightening and informative discussion, and I want to thank my Senate colleagues who stopped by to listen and learn from the experts.
Our discussion focused on a few of the most critical issues we face with AI: transparency, explainability, intellectual property, and copyright. We had a consensus on a few important points.
We must create and enforce protections for creators to maintain their identities in the age of AI. We must protect American companies’ IP and make sure America sets the international standard for IP. We must make sure AI systems are transparent and that the public can understand why AI systems produce the answers they do. And we must do all of this while continuing to prioritize our North Star when it comes to AI – innovation.
Thanks again to Senators Rounds, Young, and Heinrich for helping organize these AI Insight Forums.