May 17, 2023
AI Senate hearing brings Republicans and Democrats together

ICYMI: Watch this Morning Joe conversation between veteran columnist Mike Barnicle and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) about the strong bipartisanship that emerged during the Senate panel hearing on the potential risks of artificial intelligence that Blumenthal kicked off with a cloned recording of his own voice. “If you closed your eyes, you probably couldn’t have told whether it was a Republican or Democrat asking the question or making making comments,” said Blumenthal. “And if you closed your eyes at the beginning of the hearing, you couldn’t have told that we were playing a voice clone of myself in introducing the hearing. It was eerie, even creepy….I think that it is one of the more scary moments in the United States Senate hearing history.”