Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our lives. From our smartphones to our cars, AI-powered devices surround us. However, the lack of global regulations for AI producers “is a cause for concern” – warns Matt Clifford, adviser to the UK's Prime Minister and chairman of the Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA).
The risks of AI have been identified by experts in the field. Here are what you need to know.
The Risks Of AI-Powered Devices
Geoffrey Hinton, the “godfather of AI” signed a letter urging action to mitigate the risks of its powered devices on par with pandemics or nuclear war. Clifford suggests that near-term risks are “pretty scary” and include the creation of bioweapons or large-scale cyber attacks.
The Need For A Global Regulation
AI production needs global regulation to ensure control over the models. Its risks are too great, and its consequences are too significant to leave unchecked. The absence of standardized rules and regulations creates a vacuum that could be exploited by those seeking to use AI for nefarious purposes.
However, AI can also be harnessed for good.
What About The Good Use Of AI?
AI can perform life-saving tasks, such as analyzing medical images to diagnose diseases, and that’s true! Therefore, regulation should focus on ensuring beneficial purposes are the purposes of the development of AI.
The Call For AI Licensing
Considering that, the Labour Party has called for AI to be licensed in a similar way to medicines or nuclear power. It would ensure that AI producers are held accountable for the risks associated with their products and services. The call for AI licensing may be a step in the right direction toward achieving this goal.