At an event held at the White House today, Cohere joined the US Administration’s updated voluntary commitments to manage AI risks, alongside other leaders in the enterprise AI space, including Adobe, IBM, Nvidia, Palantir, and Salesforce.
“We are pleased to join these commitments, and to see the White House take seriously the unique challenges, risks and opportunities that face the enterprise AI sector,” said Martin Kon, Cohere’s President & COO, who attended the White House event. “As the discussion around responsible adoption and regulation moves from the consumer to enterprise and public-sector domains, we look forward to working more closely with the White House and Congress to safeguard the interests of society, including companies looking to ensure the protection of sensitive data.”
The meeting follows other recent efforts that Cohere has had with governments working to develop appropriate and effective regulations for this rapidly emerging space. Over the course of the last several months, Cohere has been actively engaging with Canada’s Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development to help develop effective regulations to the Canadian government’s Artificial Intelligence and Data Act, and has partnered with other industry players to create the industry’s first set of best practices for deploying LLMs, which includes guidelines for the prohibition of misuse, harm mitigation precautions, collaboration, and more.
Earlier this year, Cohere’s CEO Aidan Gomez also met with U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to discuss AI’s development. In June, Cohere also hosted a roundtable with Minister Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and other AI leaders to discuss AI’s promise and ways to ensure its responsible adoption.
Cohere views the White House’s voluntary commitments as a first step in the process to developing a healthy and productive regulatory environment that will unlock the tremendous potential of AI in a responsible way.