Tech CEO says lots of AI policies are 'kind of crazy' and created by people who don't know what they're talking about
- Billionaire tech CEO Thomas Siebel has criticized politicians' attempts to regulate AI.
- The C3.ai boss criticized many AI-related policies, Fox News reported.
Billionaire tech CEO Thomas Siebel has criticized politicians' resistance to AI, Fox News reported.
The boss of AI software company C3.ai, which was founded in 2009, told Fox News' "Cavuto: Coast to Coast" in a recent interview that a lot of the new policies related to AI risks were "just kind of crazy, written by people who have no understanding of what they're talking about."
In the interview, Siebel added, "AI will be used to ration healthcare. AI will be used for social media scoring. To evaluate who can go to college."
Several tech leaders, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, have been vocal about fears the tech amounts to an existential threat to humanity. A deluge of warnings from major players in the AI field in recent months has aimed to push regulators to intervene in AI development.
Governments around the world have been looking to regulate generative AI technology after a boom in popularity led to a flood of new AI products.
In contrast to his comments on other policies, Siebel heaped praise on what he described as a "thoughtful, concise, productive" order by the California governor, Gavin Newsom, for extensive studies to be done on the risks and uses of artificial intelligence.
Representatives for Siebel did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment, made outside normal working hours.
In Washington last week, tech CEOs and experts took part in a closed-door session with congressional lawmakers to discuss the benefits and dangers AI poses. The tech leaders reportedly agreed that the technology needed to be regulated but were divided on how lawmakers should do so.
Earlier this summer, White House officials invited the CEOs of major AI companies to explain how they planned to tackle thorny safety concerns around rapid AI development.
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