Alphabet CEO Advocates New AI Rules
Sundar Pichai – CEO of Alphabet, advocates new rules for artificial intelligence. In his opinion, the regulation of the industry should be carefully worked out, but the approach to this process should be careful.
Pichai argues for the need to develop new, modern rules for regulating the AI industry. He spoke about this in his article published in the Financial Times.
The need is due to the potential threats that can be posed by various areas of artificial intelligence, for example, face recognition technology. However, according to Pichai, the question of the correct approach to the regulation of the industry remains important.
According to the CEO of Alphabet, it is better to give preference to a cautious approach that will not allow the possibility of establishing excessive control over technology. In particular, for self-driving cars, new laws should be developed that are appropriate in this case. And for medicine, it will be sufficient to monitor compliance with existing rules.
Among other things, Pichai also said that companies like Alphabet have no right to simply create modern technologies, allowing the market to independently decide how to dispose of the resulting product. The importance lies in the fact that the technology could be used efficiently, for the good, and made available to all.
The article also notes the importance of international cooperation in issues related to the regulation of artificial intelligence. This will allow the development of uniform standards that are valid across the globe, which will greatly simplify the introduction of relevant regulations in all countries and the further use of AI in them.
The Verge, commenting on Pichai’s article, noted that today there are completely different approaches to regulating the field of artificial intelligence, even between the US and the EU – the two industry leaders. Thus, the United States is in favor of the soft option, practically without interfering in the development, while Brussels is in favor of stronger interference of states and legislation in the work of the industry. Accordingly, there is no need to talk about the possibility of making a single decision in the near future.
However, it is not worth excluding the possibility of adopting international norms in the future – much will depend on the progress of the industry.