Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg slated to brief U.S. senators on AI next month

Elon Musk and Chuck Schumer have discussed AI before

X Corp. Chairman Elon Musk and Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg will brief U.S. senators on artificial intelligence next month.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) asked Musk and Zuckerberg to speak at the future forum, Fox Business has learned. Schumer has held AI talks over the past three months.

The event is planned for September 13. Other speakers will include OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Musk met Schumer back in April to discuss AI, telling reporters that the talk was "good."

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Meta's Mark Zuckerberg (L) and X Corp.'s Elon Musk (R). (Getty Images / Getty Images)

"We talked about the future," Musk said after the meeting. "We talked about AI and the economy."

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, speaks during a news conference following the weekly Democratic caucus luncheon at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, US, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (Photographer: Samuel Corum/Bloomberg via Getty Images / Getty Images)

Those attendees represent big players in the increasingly-hot AI sector.

OpenAI, which is Microsoft-backed, is the firm responsible for ChatGPT, an AI chatbot that has become very popular since it first became publicly available in late 2022. 

Google operates Bard, a competitor to ChatGPT, and has brought AI features to many of its products.

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Meta Platforms has also working on its own AI efforts, including the Llama 2 model that it revealed in July it would be "making it available free of charge for research and commercial use."

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Artificial Intelligence words are seen in this illustration taken March 31, 2023.  (Reuters / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / Reuters Photos)

In July, Musk made an official introduction of xAI. That AI-focused company will operate with a mission to "understand the true nature of the universe." Tesla, the electric vehicle maker that the billionaire leads, also explores AI.

Musk, who helped co-found OpenAI, has previously said he thought "we should have some sort of regulatory oversight" on the technology.

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