The emergence of new generative artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney has sparked significant excitement. However, it has also raised concerns regarding issues such as misinformation, data privacy, and algorithm bias.
With Ian Bremmer, cognitive scientist and AI researcher Gary Marcus makes a compelling case for the need for effective and comprehensive global regulation of artificial intelligence. Given the rapid pace of AI technology development and its potential impact on various aspects of society, Marcus suggests that every nation should establish its own AI agency or a cabinet-level position dedicated to AI matters. Moreover, he emphasizes the importance of global AI governance to ensure consistent AI safety standards across countries.
In Marcus’s view, a model similar to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is needed for AI. This model would require anyone deploying AI on a large scale to present a safety case, similar to how pharmaceuticals and medical devices are subject to rigorous safety assessments before widespread use.
The aim is to strike a balance between fostering AI innovation and safeguarding against potential risks and harms associated with AI technology.