(Photo by Endlisnis licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.) The Israel Innovation Authority (a publicly funded agency under the direction of the Israeli Ministry of the Economy) has a recently released Innovation Report 2018 that contains a chapter entitled The Race for Techonological Leadership. Primarily this chapter considers the importance of AI in maintaining a competive edge… Continue reading Is a lowered bar more innovative?
(Credit Rept0n1x at Wikimedia Commons) President Trump has signed the Open Government Data Act into law.This is of course an important point for those interested in the use of AI as it allows for a vital source of data (see what I did there, well vs wall) available in a consistent, orderly fashion. This replaces the executive order in respect of the… Continue reading Build the Well.
Here's a recap of what US legislators accomplished on the tech (including AI) regulation front in 2018. https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article223939600.html Spoiler alert: there's a lot of words in the article, but the answer is nothing. OK so what legislative excitements will abound in 2019? Spoiler alert: not much. This, according to the article, often because legislators don't… Continue reading Standing still.
A thoughtful speech by Governor Brainard of the US Federal Reserve is the counter-argument to the EU AI ethics chief's position; that regulation could hold off for now. After reviewing the increasing uses of AI (particularly machine learning) in financial services, the Governor suggests that regulators are required to consider consequences of the new technology, its risks… Continue reading Point, counterpoint.
Here's a variance on most of the AI regulation clarion calls of panic. Pekka Ala-Pietila calls for hitting the snooze button on AI regulation as he leads the development of principles for regulations (go ahead, borrow mine). There are a few things I find interesting about this. First, I do agree and have noted on this… Continue reading No time like the later.
I like this story about wil.i.am's views on AI and the optimism expressed. There are many many frets and worries about all the negatives that will come from AI, whether bias, out of control cars, weapons rampant and job disruption, boom boom pow, everything is going to go wrong. Some of these may come true, but… Continue reading Where is the love?
This interview considers approaches to AI regulation. There are two philosophical approaches that can be distilled from it: 1. Notwithstanding that we don't know exactly where we are going, let's get started. I agree with this very much. Regulations can be repealed, altered and tweaked later (assuming a vigiliant and effective governing body--I know it's asking… Continue reading On balance…