"Billionaire-Backed AI Network's Influence in Washington"

A network with Silicon Valley backing is influencing Washington's AI policies

Open Philanthropy, funded by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, supports AI fellows across government offices

These AI fellows are actively shaping AI regulations on Capitol Hill

Senators Heinrich, Rounds, and Young have Horizon AI fellows in their offices

The network extends to crucial government bodies and influential think tanks

Critics are concerned this focus could divert attention from immediate AI issues

Open Philanthropy's emphasis on long-term AI risks is drawing criticism

Licensing regimes are proposed, potentially favoring certain AI companies

Experts worry about conflicts of interest and the lack of transparency

Open Philanthropy has a strong influence across AI research and policy centers