Susan Storm: [appears] What’s your name?
[the Surfer doesn’t answer]
Susan Storm: Come on. You must have a name. I’m Susan.
[the Surfer still does not answer]
Today’s post is the addition of a fourth principle. I have discussed this a few times, here, here, here and most recently in this post.
Generally speaking statutes start with a series of definitions and interpretation sections that delineate what they apply to and what they do not apply to. Absent those clauses, black letter law would be chaos. Accordingly, the fourth in my Collected Principles of AI Regulation is:
Regulation of AI will only be succesful to the extent that such regulation contains a useful definition of the subject matter that it seeks to regulate.