As the race to develop generative AI accelerates, the US Congress convened the top executives of major IT companies and held the first consultation on legislation regulating AI = artificial intelligence.

American media have reported that they will work on a regulatory bill over the next few months.

The U.S. Senate held its first bipartisan special meeting on AI regulation on the 13th, and held discussions with top executives of IT companies, including Elon Musk, who launched a new AI company in July, Sam Altman, CEO of Open AI, which developed ChatGPT, and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of former Facebook and Meta.

The meeting was held behind closed doors, but according to the U.S. media, the top Democratic Senate leader and Majority Leader Schumer first stated that he would aim to achieve safe AI development, saying, "We will achieve both innovation and safety."

On top of that, he said, "We cannot turn a blind eye to seeing AI take hold," and indicated that he would proceed with the drafting of regulatory legislation over the next few months.

Musk reiterated the importance of rulemaking, telling reporters after the consultation that "the impact of AI going in the wrong direction is enormous, and regulations should be done proactively, not reactively."

In November, one year has passed since the appearance of ChatGPT, a generative AI that has rapidly expanded its use around the world, and the movement toward legislation is accelerating.