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?
The USMCA contains a new (when compared to NAFTA) chaper on Digital Trade. This addresses barrier free trade in respect of digital products (basically products that can be transmitted electronically) including by exempting them from duties and requiring no less favourable (they spell it without the "u" in the text but being up here in Canada… Continue reading USMCA impact on AI regulation.
California has signed a bill into law (see what I did with the headline and the photo?) that makes it "unlawful for any person to use a bot to communicate or interact with another person in California online, with the intent to mislead the other person about its artificial identity for the purpose of knowingly deceiving… Continue reading California seals it.
From India comes an interesting proposed bill on protection of data. If the Ganges is the lifeblood of India, then data is the lifeblood of AI. And so legislation on data becomes an important part of AI regulation. Some interesting things about this bill: the data covered has to be in respect of a person who is… Continue reading Indian data legislation.
This article about AI and the philosophies behind adopting it can also apply to how we think about regulation of AI. Making a sausage may not be the prettiest thing in the world and maybe regulators aren't going to be the best sausage makers the first time out (how long can I drag this metaphor… Continue reading Get things right, mostly.
And so do people who want to get on with things. We haven't seen a lot of active legislative or governance effort on the AI regulation front despite a lot of papers and high level thought around it. Predictably then, people who want to get on with things, get on with things. In the linked paper… Continue reading Horror vacui.
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 Regulations can be repealed, altered and tweaked later (assuming a vigiliant and effective governing body--I know it's asking… Continue reading On balance…