Venture capitalists Andreessen and Doerr are among those attending Schumer’s upcoming AI forum

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Technologists and advocates will visit Capitol Hill again on Tuesday to discuss with Senate leaders the dangers and promises of artificial intelligence.

Venture capitalists Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, and John Doerr, president of Kleiner Perkins, will be among 21 attendees at the second AI Insights Forum hosted by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. , according to a spokesperson for his office.

The session is a continuation of the majority leader’s effort to update the House on AI to determine how best to approach AI regulation. And it will likely include very different views on what the government’s role should be in regulating AI.

Andreessen recently shared his perspective on AI in what he called “The Techno-Optimistic Manifesto“.

“We believe any AI slowdown will cost lives,” he wrote in the blog post. “Deaths that were prevented by AI being prevented from existing is a form of murder.”

While that idea may resonate with some lawmakers, especially when it comes to remaining competitive against China in AI, others present at Tuesday’s discussion will likely feel otherwise.

For example, the president of the Future of Life Institute, Max Tegmark, will also attend. Future of Life Institute headed the letter Signed by tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk and other tech leaders calling for a pause in AI development so proper safety measures can be implemented.

Other tech leaders like Micron In attendance will be Executive Vice President Manish Bhatia, Revolution CEO Steve Case, Stripe CEO Patrick Collison, and Cohere CEO Aidan Gomez. Academics and civil society leaders will also join the discussion, which will focus on innovation and explore how the government can balance maintaining a leadership position in AI while ensuring its safety, according to Schumer’s office.

Advocates attending include NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson and AFL-CIO Institute of Technology Director Amanda Ballantyne.

He first AI Innovation Forum in SeptemberIn the video, which was closed to the press, Musk appeared, microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, Goal CEO Mark Zuckerberg Google CEO Sundar Pichai and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.

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