AI has a regulation problem. Many organizations are flaunting the ethical standards they’ve created for AI and are trying to show that they're on the right side of history. But rules are needed to ensure automation is beneficial for all of society, and to prevent untenable concentration of power and wealth. Functional regulation is a reachable target. The AI industry, academia, and civil society are currently in dialogue with government to establish an ethical framework for AI but we still need concrete steps that go beyond self-regulation. Regulation must also have teeth, and can't come as a hopeful suggestion for how businesses should act.
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