AI Can ‘Kill Us,’ But Some Lawmakers Don’t Even Know How To Log In To Facebook

FILE - Seen on the screen of a device in Sausalito, Calif., Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces the company's new name, Meta, during a virtual event on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. Zuckerberg promises that the virtual-reality “metaverse” he’s planning to build will “let you do almost anything.” That might not be such a great idea. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
  • AI has the potential to both benefit and harm the U.S. in unknown and unimagined ways but Congress has hardly any experts on the rapidly developing technology, lawmakers told Fox News.
  • “AI is going to help us in many ways. It can also kill us,” Rep. Ted Lieu, a California Democrat said. “As a recovering computer science major, my understanding of AI on a scale of one to 10 is about a five. There’s a lot I don’t know.”
  • Republican Sen. Cynthia Lummis said: “We’ve got a long way to go before we have any sense of its true capabilities and understanding what people like Elon Musk see as its capabilities going forward. I put my knowledge on a scale of one to 10 at about a 1.5.”