Israel to develop policies for AI use, Netanyahu says after talks with Musk, Altman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he intends to formulate a national policy regarding civil and security uses for artificial intelligence, after talking with tech billionaire and Twitter chief Elon Musk and visiting OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.

According to Netanyahu, Musk opined that Israel can become a leader in the development of artificial intelligence, but also spoke of the need to understand the dangers inherent in the technology.

Musk responded on Twitter, thanking Netanyahu for recognizing the safety risks posed to humankind by new artificial intelligence tools.

The prime minister said that in the coming days, he would convene special working groups “to deliberate on a national policy for artificial intelligence, both in the civil and security field,” asserting that Israel will become “a national power in the field of artificial intelligence.”