More than 200 companies and entities have agreed to form a new consortium designed to enable the safe deployment of generative artificial intelligence in the United States, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced Thursday.
The AI Safety Institute Consortium’s members will include leading AI developers such as OpenAI, Google, Anthropic, and Microsoft. They’ll also be joined by Apple, Amazon, Nvidia, Intel, and several other companies. This group, alongside other members of government agencies and nonprofit groups, will be working together to help enact a number of high-priority actions listed in President Joe Biden’s October executive order on AI and prioritize safety for the technology.
“The U.S. government has a significant role to play in setting the standards and developing the tools we need to mitigate the risks and harness the immense potential of artificial intelligence,” Raimondo said in her announcement.