September 14, 2023

VIDEO: Young Joins CNBC’s Squawk Box to Discuss AI Insight Forum

**Click here or above to watch Senator Young’s interview on Squawk Box.**

WASHINGTON – This morning, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss the first bipartisan AI Insight Forum, which focused on key policy issues, opportunities, and threats related to artificial intelligence. Young joined Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) to host the kickoff event for the series of Forums on Wednesday.  

Excerpts of Senator Young’s comments are below:

“We want to make sure the United States leads the way so that our values are embedded in this technology, not the values of anyone else that might leap ahead of us, say the Chinese Communist Party.”

“I would emphasis that we want to focus on use case and assess the need to regulate accordingly.”

“I think we need both open source models and more proprietary closed source models… It’s also worth noting that, if you have an open source system, that does democratize artificial intelligence. We want that to happen — democratize its use and development… so, it’s a balance. I think the real key is making sure the United States and our companies and innovators and investors stay ahead of those in the rest of the world, so that we have the innovations to counter any bad effects of the next successive wave of AI.”

The full video of the interview can be found here.