AI Safety Board Formed with Tech Titans Sam Altman, Satya Nadella, and Sundar Pichai Providing Guidance on Harmful AI?

AI Safety Board Formed with Tech Titans Sam Altman, Satya Nadella, and Sundar Pichai Providing Guidance on Harmful AI?

**Top Tech News of the Week: April 28**

### AI Safety Board Formed with Guidance from Tech Titans

In a move to address the potential risks of artificial intelligence (AI), the US government has established the Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security Board. The board comprises industry leaders, including Sam Altman (OpenAI), Satya Nadella (Microsoft), and Sundar Pichai (Google), who will provide counsel on preventing harmful AI that poses threats to national security, public health, or safety.

Erik Milam, co-chair of the board and former head of research at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, emphasized the importance of “taking a holistic approach” to AI safety and ensuring “we are developing AI in a way that benefits society and protects against unintended consequences.”

### X Unveils Smart TV App Plans

Elon Musk’s X platform is reportedly developing a smart TV app that will offer a curated experience tailored to user preferences. The app will feature cross-streaming functionality, allowing users to seamlessly transition between viewing videos on their phones and TVs.

Musk’s recent focus on promoting political content on X suggests that the smart TV app may prioritize this type of material.

### TikTok Ban or Sale Looms as President Biden Signs Bill

President Biden has signed the TikTok Ban or Sale Bill, forcing TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, to divest its ownership stake or face a ban in the US. The bill stems from concerns raised by the Senate regarding the potential for Chinese espionage through the app.

ByteDance has 270 days to comply before the ban takes effect. The company plans to challenge the bill in court, arguing that the ban violates the First Amendment and is an unnecessary measure.

### Threads Enhances Safety Measures with ‘Hidden Words’

In an effort to combat online harassment, the social media app Threads has introduced a “Hidden Words” feature. This feature automatically filters out offensive or hateful language, phrases, and emojis. Users can also add their own custom phrases to the filter list.

“Today on Threads, we’re expanding Hidden Words… so you can filter out unwanted content from feeds, search, profiles, and post replies on Threads,” announced CEO Adam Mosseri.

By Deepika

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