Since artificial intelligence (AI) has become a mainstream tool, it has become necessary to develop laws to regulate its use. These laws are designed to address ethical issues, protect individual rights, ensure safety and security, establish accountability and responsibility, and take into account economic and international aspects. They provide guidelines for the responsible development of AI, protect privacy, mitigate risk, and hold harm accountable. In addition, they promote innovation and facilitate global collaboration in the development and use of AI technologies.
Conclusion of a voluntary agreement on AI
The rapid development of artificial intelligence technology creates a need for voluntary agreements between developers. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, and the European Commission have joined forces to conclude a voluntary agreement on artificial intelligence, which will involve companies from Europe and other countries. The purpose of this agreement is to create a framework for ethical standards and principles for the development of AI before the entry into force of official rules governing this technology.
Meeting of industry leaders
The initiative for the voluntary agreement came about after a meeting between European Union industry leader Thierry Breton and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai in Brussels. Concerned about the potential negative impacts of rapidly advancing AI technologies, they set out to strike a balance between regulation and innovation.
The need for active development of the agreement
Thierry Breton stressed the importance of actively developing a voluntary agreement on artificial intelligence before official rules go into effect. The main goal is to promote collaboration between AI developers and develop ethical norms and principles that meet the expectations of society. Breton also urged European Union countries and lawmakers to expedite the finalization of the Commission’s proposed rules for artificial intelligence before the end of this year.
Collective action and cooperation
Margrethe Vestager, EU Competition Commissioner, stressed the importance of collective action and agility in developing universal rules for artificial intelligence. The rapid development of AI technologies requires concerted and rapid action before relevant laws come into force, notes NIX Solutions. It is planned to intensify cooperation between the European Union and the United States to establish minimum standards before the adoption of relevant legislation.