AI and policy and regulation expert who heads AI products for a business line at a major investment bank. My aim is to make lives better through politics and technology. I speak eight languages and engage in politics internationally.
We are all living at an inflection point in human history.
All human creations are a product of intelligence. Never before has a technology appeared to challenge that human monopoly; to make intelligent decisions for other human beings.
What we must decide now is how, not if, to live alongside human-like machines. Refusing to do so would be turning our back upon progress, and all the potential to make human life better and easier.
The fear of this technology is somewhat justified. But the fear should be of human mismanagement, not the technology itself. From poor governance causing harm to malicious actors exploiting AI for their own gain, it is human social structures which must adapt to accommodate this new category of being - the human-like machine.
There are no politicians who advocate for a complete lack of rules governing human beings. So why would we let human-like machines exist in the same anarchy? Harms resulting from lack of oversight are our own failures, and can dent public confidence and progress in the beneficial uses of the technology.
An “ethical framework” or “regulatory regime” is not ambitious enough. We must reconsider the entire social contract and rewrite it to include human-like machines. The policy ideas in this pamphlet will go some way to beginning this monumental task by sparking debate around ideas not yet considered.