Potential Upheaval from AI Advancement: Global Governance, Moratoriums, and Guard Rails Needed
- AI development should be governed globally by an organization such as the International Atomic Energy Authority
- A moratorium on training AI models until better understanding is achieved was suggested by tech investors and academics, including Elon Musk
- The potential implications of AI advancement must be discussed and prepared for
- A false sense of security would result from a moratorium due to difficulty in enforcement
- Conversations should occur now to prepare society, economy, political system and democracy for potential upheaval resulting from AI advancement
- The internet and social media provide lessons about how not to handle privacy, misinformation, polarization and hostility
- Guard rails need to be put in place around more dystopian possibilities of AI advancement.
Unprepared Policy Makers Face a Rapidly Changing AI Landscape as UK Forgoes Regulation
- AI technology is already making profound changes to how we live, work, and interact
- These changes will be felt in the 2024 US political cycle
- Policy makers were not prepared for this transition and are not thinking ahead, failing to ask themselves what they should do to use AI for good purposes
- The UK government has decided that it does not need a dedicated regulator for AI, leaving who is overseeing it unknown
- The speed at which decision-making is done in Westminster and other large political centers is too slow compared with the rate at which AI is developing
- Professor Marcus has been called in to try and explain the situation, but governments are still ill-equipped to deal with it
- There needs to be some central oversight, such as a Cabinet level AI officer or a G7 meeting of AIAI ministers.
AI: What Future Implications Must Governments, Technology Companies, and Policy Makers Prepare for?
- The conversation between experts discussed the potential implications of AI, from its ability to improve human lives to the need for global governance and security measures in order to mitigate its potential misuse
- The issue of election security was raised, noting the worry that AI could be used to spread misinformation or propaganda
- Technology companies, governments, and policy makers need to become educated on the implications of AI in order to respond effectively
- If President Joe Biden were in office right now, he should fly his entire cabinet to Silicon Valley for a week-long education about what is happening.