‘Absolutely not’: Americans weigh in on whether Kamala Harris can lead on AI after Elon Musk mocked her

Vice President Kamala Harris wouldn’t be able to effectively run the White House’s response to artificial intelligence if she’s charged with leading it, some residents of the nation’s capital told Fox News.

“I don’t know if Kamala Harris has the background and the tech knowledge to really get a grasp on what AI can do and what its capabilities are, to be able to wrangle it in a space that is safe for everyone and not just beneficial for large corporations,” Eric told Fox News.

But another D.C. local, Marlena, said: “I definitely trust her on the task force. She’s a brilliant woman, extraordinarily accomplished.”

She was the only person Fox News interviewed who had faith in Harris’ ability to handle the White House’s AI response.

Harris met with the top executives from OpenAI, Microsoft and Alphabet earlier this month to discuss AI-related risks and opportunities. Afterward, the vice president faced criticism from Elon Musk and others who questioned her expertise in the field.

“Maybe someone who can fix their own WiFi router wouldn’t be too much to ask,” Musk tweeted about Harris’ potential role.

Jon Michael Raasch | Fox News