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Rounds to Moderate AI Forum with Major Tech Leaders Including Musk, Zuckerberg and Gates

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, September 13, U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and the bipartisan Artificial Intelligence (AI) working group will host a high-level discussion regarding how Congress should approach the opportunities and risks posed by AI. The discussion will feature top tech leaders, including Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. The all-day closed forum will be moderated by Rounds and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

“Artificial Intelligence is changing the world as we know it,” said Rounds. “It is in the best interest of our country to fully harness the power of AI while mitigating risk. As lawmakers, it is important that we hear from those on the cutting edge of this technology so we can make better-informed public policy. I look forward to hearing from top experts from different industries and moderating this historic event.”


  • Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI (developer of ChatGPT)
  • Rumman Chowdhury, CEO of Humane Intelligence
  • Jack Clark, Co-founder of Anthropic
  • Clément Delangue, Co-founder and CEO of Hugging Face
  • Eric Fanning, President and CEO of Aerospace Industries Association
  • Bill Gates, Former CEO of Microsoft and Co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Tristan Harris, Co-founder and ED of Center for Humane Technology
  • Jensen Huang, President and CEO of NVIDIA
  • Alex Karp, Co-founder and CEO of Palantir
  • Arvind Krishna, CEO of IBM
  • Janet Murguía, President of UnidosUS
  • Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and Chairman of X (formerly Twitter)
  • Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft
  • Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google
  • Deborah Raji, Researcher from University of California, Berkeley
  • Charles Rivkin, Chairman and CEO of Motion Picture Association
  • Eric Schmidt, Former CEO of Google and Chair of Special Competitive Studies Project
  • Elizabeth Shuler, President of AFL-CIO
  • Meredith Stiehm, President of Writers Guild of America West
  • Randi Weingarten, President of American Federation of Teachers
  • Maya Wiley, President and CEO of Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta (parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp)

In May 2023, the bipartisan AI working group was formed to pursue the opportunities and tackle the threats presented by AI. Over the past several months, the working group facilitated briefings to expand the Senate’s knowledge on AI. In addition to Rounds and Schumer, the working group is comprised of Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.).