President Joe Biden met with California Governor Gavin Newsom and a group of civil society and tech leaders in San Francisco on Tuesday to discuss the future of artificial intelligence (AI). The meeting was part of Biden’s three-day campaign trip, which included private fundraisers and speaking engagements in the Bay Area. After the AI forum, Biden attended a pricey fundraiser in Marin County.
During the AI forum, Biden discussed the strategy for the future of AI with tech leaders, including OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. The meeting focused on the ethical and societal implications of AI, including issues such as privacy, bias, and job displacement.
The meeting was held at the San Francisco offices of OpenAI, a research company co-founded by Elon Musk. Biden praised the company’s work on AI and emphasized the importance of investing in research and development to maintain America’s global competitiveness.
After the AI forum, Biden attended a fundraiser in Marin County, where tickets reportedly cost up to $100,000 per person. The event was held at the home of a prominent Democratic donor and was attended by a number of high-profile politicians and celebrities.
The visit to the Bay Area was part of Biden’s efforts to raise funds for his re-election campaign and to promote his administration’s agenda on issues such as climate change, infrastructure, and social justice.