Americans Want To Regulate AI But Don't Trust Anyone To Do It
Friday January 11, 2019. 08:00 PM , from Slashdot
An anonymous reader shares a report: In 2018, several high-profile controversies involving AI served as a wake-up call for technologists, policymakers, and the public. The technology may have brought us welcome advances in many fields, but it can also fail catastrophically when built shoddily or applied carelessly. It's hardly a surprise, then, that Americans have mixed support for the continued development of AI and overwhelmingly agree that it should be regulated, according to a new study from the Center for the Governance of AI and Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute. These are important lessons for policymakers and technologists to consider in the discussion on how best to advance and regulate AI, says Allan Dafoe, director of the center and coauthor of the report. 'There isn't currently a consensus in favor of developing advanced AI, or that it's going to be good for humanity,' he says. 'That kind of perception could lead to the development of AI being perceived as illegitimate or cause political backlashes against the development of AI.'
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