Taming the AI Wild West: A Look at Regulation

NNicholas September 27, 2023 4:27 PM

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved rapidly, sparking a 'tech Wild West.' Many question how to regulate AI effectively, ensuring ethical principles without stifling innovation. This article delves into the complexities and proposes potential solutions.

Unregulated growth of AI

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has been racing ahead at lightning speed, catching the world off guard. It's been likened to a 'technological Wild West', where new frontiers are constantly being discovered and explored, but also where there's a distinct lack of established rules and regulations. This unchecked growth and evolution present both thrilling opportunities and daunting threats.

Exploring AI regulation pathways

The series 'How to legislate on artificial intelligence' dives deep into the murky waters of AI regulation. It ponders some critical questions and presents five texts that explore various aspects of the issue. It takes stock of the current situation and suggests possible paths for consideration by governments, industry, and the public. The authors are seasoned experts, including ethicists, professors, and former ministers who have extensive experience in the field of AI.

Experts weigh in on AI

The contributors to the series are no strangers to the AI landscape. They include ethicists Jocelyn Maclure and Alexis Morin-Martel, professors Céline Castets-Renard and Anne-Sophie Hulin, University of Ottawa vice-dean Jennifer Quaid, and constitutionalist and former minister Benoît Pelletier. Each brings unique insights and perspectives to the table, enriching the debate on AI regulation.

Furthering the discussion on AI, the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) is hosting a free webinar on AI. The webinar, scheduled for October 5, invites interested individuals to join the conversation on this pertinent topic. To participate, you can register online.

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