How to govern existing and emerging technologies

How to govern existing and emerging technologies

EPFL computer science professor tells conference that AI has no legitimate roll in defining, implementing, or enforcing public policy.

Artificial intelligence shapes our modern lives. It will be one of the defining technologies of the future, with its influence and application expected to accelerate as we go through the 2020s. Yet, the stakes are high; with the countless benefits that AI brings, there is also growing academic and public concern around a lack of transparency, and its misuse, in many areas of life.

It’s in this environment that the European Commission has become one of the first political institutions in the world to release a white paper that could be a game-changer towards a regulatory framework for AI. In addition, this year the European Parliament adopted proposals on how the EU can best regulate artificial intelligence to boost innovation, ethical standards and trust in technology.

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Source: “Crossing the artificial intelligence thin red line?”, Tanya Petersen, EPFL