(SNews) – Hollywood legend James Woods was stunned by the news that Democrat President Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as the White House’s new top artificial intelligence (AI) official.
Harris was just named as the Biden administration’s new “AI Czar” and will help oversee the responsible usage and development of the emerging technology.
“AI is one of the most powerful technologies of our time, but in order to seize the opportunities it presents, we must first mitigate its risks,” the White House said in a statement.
“Vice President Harris and senior Administration officials will meet today with CEOs of four American companies at the forefront of AI innovation.”
Harris also issued a statement touting her alleged experience in such matters.
“Advances in technology have always presented opportunities and risks, and generative AI is no different,” Harris said.
“AI is one of today’s most powerful technologies, with the potential to improve people’s lives and tackle some of society’s biggest challenges.
“At the same time, AI has the potential to dramatically increase threats to safety and security, infringe civil rights and privacy, and erode public trust and faith in democracy.
“Throughout my career, I have focused on protecting consumers from the risks associated with technology.
“As Attorney General for the State of California, I worked to protect seniors from online scammers, women and girls from online harassment, and consumers from privacy breaches, including by establishing a Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit within the California Department of Justice.
“As a United States Senator and member of the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, we investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election and produced empirical evidence that state actors will use technology to undermine democracy.
“Through this work, it was evident that advances in technology, including the challenges posed by AI are complex.
“Government, private companies, and others in society must tackle these challenges together.
“President Biden and I are committed to doing our part – including by advancing potential new regulations and supporting new legislation – so that everyone can safely benefit from technological innovations.
“As I shared today with CEOs of companies at the forefront of American AI innovation, the private sector has an ethical, moral, and legal responsibility to ensure the safety and security of their products.
“And every company must comply with existing laws to protect the American people.
“I look forward to the follow through and follow up in the weeks to come.”
Rest easy guys, having solved all the issues at the border Kamala Harris is now in charge of making sure AI doesn’t kill us all. She’s got this: pic.twitter.com/FECaVxglmx
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 6, 2023
Enter James Woods who said:
“When you consider that the trillions of dollars spent by the federal government comes from your labor, ask yourself this: are you getting your money’s worth?
“Example: Is the $140,000,000 being spent to have Kamala Harris investigate Artificial Intelligence a good investment?”
When you consider that the trillions of dollars spent by the federal government comes from your labor, ask yourself this: are you getting your money’s worth?
Example: Is the $140,000,000 being spent to have Kamala Harris investigate Artificial Intelligence a good investment?
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 6, 2023