Berkeley and SCET Leaders Comment on Artificial Intelligence during Biden Bay Area Visit
President Joe Biden recently visited the Bay Area to surface a discussion on the evolving nature of AI and its impacts on technology, business, society and national policy. UC Berkeley community members were active in contributing their views to the public discussion.
Shomit Ghose, an industry fellow at the UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, highlighted the necessity of a nuanced understanding of AI for national strategy formulation. Ghose remarked, “An incomplete understanding of what generative AI truly is will yield both an incomplete national strategy and incomplete legislation.” He further emphasized the potential benefits of making AI infrastructure broadly accessible, drawing parallels to past governmental roles in developing physical infrastructure.
Chon Tang, a venture capitalist and founding partner with UC Berkeley’s startup accelerator SkyDeck, voiced appreciation for AI’s potential, especially in areas like medicine. He also expressed concerns over job losses to automation and intellectual property challenges in the AI sector.
Berkeley’s contributions to these discussions reaffirm its role as a nexus of academic research and policy guidance in the AI arena.
For a deeper dive into Biden’s meeting and expert perspectives, click here to access the full Mercury News article.