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Monday, April 3, 2023
400+ tech leaders to sign new guidelines designed to assist AI regulation
Ethics & Integrity Charter for LLM-Based AI provides six pillars of consumer protection
[Chattanooga, TN] The Ethics & Integrity Charter for LLM-Based AI, a two-page document which provides philosophical guardrails around technologies like OpenAI's ChatGPT and Google's Bard, has been released to the public today prior to being signed by a group of 400+ tech executives, media, and politicians from across the world.
"The Ethics & Integrity Charter for LLM-Based AI comes at a time when guardrails on AI are so desperately needed," remarked Jon Stine, executive director of the Open Voice Network, a community of the Linux Foundation. "The breakneck pace of AI development has not left ample time for trust to be built."
"This Charter, and its pillars, address what is often missing in our current discourse on artificial intelligence, in time to help developers and users to consider the issues, and to guide regulators craft thoughtful, effective legislation."
A recent newsmaking petition around AI was crafted and signed this past week by many with a direct financial stake in artificial intelligence based on large language models, opening the door for cynicism and accusations of ulterior motives. The Conversational AI Leadership Council, and resulting Ethics & Integrity Charter for LLM-Based AI, has taken an opposite approach: involving technologists trusted within their own organizations, who remain at arm's length from the LLM AI companies in question.
Among the 400+ tech leaders represented on the Conversational AI Leadership Council are:
- David Ciccarelli (CEO, Voices.com)
- Reena Gupta (CEO, Wisdocity / Mom Relaunch)
- Raymond Kunik (Chief Digital Officer, Resideo)
- Sadie St. Lawrence (CEO, Women in Data)
- Brian Cotton (Senior Vice President, Frost & Sullivan)
- Wendy Turner-Williams (Carnegie Mellon University)
- Harry Pappas (CEO, Intelligent Health Association)
- Faith Brewitt (conversational AI public relations)
- Mark Fosdike (CEO, Datch)
- Oita Coleman (Senior Advisor, Open Voice Network)
- Jay Brandrup (Principal, Kinetic Communications)
- Surbhi Rathore (CEO, Symbl.ai)
- Oz Rashid (CEO, MSH)
- Rana Gujral (CEO, Behavioral Signals)
- Mike Kneeland (Managing Director, Pergo Design)
- Emily Binder (CEO, WealthVoice)
- Hardik Parikh (CRO, Shaip)
"History has shown us the importance of counterbalancing impactful new technology in our lives with thoughtful governance," said Bradley Metrock, general partner of Project Voice Capital Partners, a VC firm investing in early-stage conversational AI startups, and CEO of Project Voice, a conversational AI media and consulting company whose annual conference will host the in-person signing of the Charter later in April.
"AI has uniquely brought political liberals and conservatives together with an urgency to protect our shared future. This Ethics & Integrity Charter for LLM-Based AI represents some initial fruit of that labor, and we're excited to share it with local, state, national, and international regulators the public has entrusted to turn principles into action."
The Conversational AI Leadership Council will convene during the upcoming Project Voice 2023: The World of Conversational AI conference to physically sign the Ethics & Integrity Charter for LLM-Based AI. The event takes place in its longtime home of Chattanooga, Tennessee, from April 24-26.
An online version of the Charter has been made available here (via Change.org): https://www.change.org/ChatGPTEthics
General Partner, Project Voice Capital Partners
CEO, Project Voice / Executive Producer, Project Voice 2023: The World of Conversational AI
Executive Director, Open Voice Network
A Community of the Linux Foundation
The Ethics & Integrity Charter for LLM-Based AI