Global Efforts to Mitigate AI Risks: The US Takes Leadership on Regulating AI Technologies

United Nations makes decision to combat risks of artificial intelligence

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US Ambassador to the UN, announced today that all 193 members of the General Assembly had unanimously agreed to take control of artificial intelligence (AI) to prevent it from controlling human society. This decision is part of a global effort to monitor the development of AI technologies and mitigate potential risks such as disruptions to democratic processes, fraud, and job losses.

The US has taken a leading role in regulating AI, with lawmakers adopting an international agreement last November to protect it from counterfeiting. Europe has also been at the forefront of AI regulation, with EU lawmakers adopting a temporary agreement this month. However, progress in the US has been slow due to political polarization, with the Biden administration urging lawmakers to regulate AI but facing opposition from countries like Russia and China.

To address these challenges, the White House issued a new executive order in October aimed at protecting consumers, workers, and minorities while enhancing national security. The decision provides a set of principles to guide the development and use of AI in the future. Despite objections from China and Russia, who are exploring the use of AI for various purposes, negotiations faced opposition from countries like Russia and China. However, despite these challenges, the international community is working towards creating a framework for responsible development and deployment of artificial intelligence technologies.

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