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Today Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, delivered a series of open letters to the CEOs of AI companies, including Open AIGoogle, Meta, Microsoft and Anthropiccalling on them to put security at the forefront of AI development.
“I am writing today about the need to prioritize security in the design and development of artificial intelligence (AI) systems. As companies like yours advance rapidly in AI, we must recognize the security risks inherent in this technology and ensure that AI development and adoption is conducted in a responsible and secure manner,” Warner wrote in each letter.
More broadly, the open letters express growing concerns from lawmakers about the security risks posed by generative AI.
This comes weeks later NSA cybersecurity director Rob Joyce warned that ChatGPT will make hackers using AI “much more effective”, and just over a month after the American Chamber of Commerce called for regulation of AI technology to reduce the “national security implications” of these solutions.
The main AI-specific issues that Warner cited in the letter were data supply chain integrity (ensuring the origin, quality, and accuracy of input data), training data tampering (known as data poisoning attacks), and hostile previews (where users input to models that intentionally cause them to make mistakes).
Warner also called on AI companies to increase transparency about the security controls implemented in their environments, asking for an overview of how each organization approaches security, how systems are monitored and monitored, and what security standards they adhere to, like NIST’s AI risk. management framework.
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