Politico interviewed CSET Senior Fellow Dr. Heather Frase about U.S. government plans to conduct a public experiment at the DEFCON 31 hacking convention in August. The experiment aims to test the security and safety of large language models created by major tech companies such as Google, OpenAI, and Hugging Face.
Frase acknowledged the value of DEFCON assessments, saying, “They are going to give us a huge thing of value in a short amount of time.” However, Frase also emphasized the need for a long-term commitment, stating, “but it is not sufficient. We need to see this as a long-term commitment. There’s gonna be things that we’re not gonna discover quickly, even with DEFCON. So we are in this for the long haul.”
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