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News CEO Sundar Pichai Wants the Government to Regulate Google's AI Efforts


These statements make it clear that Google, Microsoft and Apple expect their offerings--many of which have become increasingly reliant on and informed by AI--to attract more scrutiny in the future. It's better to play along than to resist those efforts.
Could be, but maybe they recognize that they're caught in something of an AI arms race and want governments to setup some guard rails so that some of the worst outcomes can be avoided.

I don't generally give businesses much credit for trying to do right by society, but I could genuinely believe these guys have apprehensions about the possibilities some of this tech is opening up.