Global Effort to Regulate Artificial Intelligence: International Agreement and Executive Order Mark New Chapter in the Responsible Development of AI

United Nations makes decision to combat risks of artificial intelligence

The US, UK, and several other countries have unveiled an international agreement on protecting AI from counterfeiting. Last November, the US announced that all 193 members of the UN General Assembly had unanimously agreed to take control of artificial intelligence 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.

In an effort to reduce risks associated with AI, the White House issued a new executive order in October aimed at protecting consumers, workers, and minorities while enhancing national security. The decision took almost four months to negotiate and provides a set of principles to guide the development and use of AI in the future. Despite objections from Russia and China, who are exploring the use of AI for various purposes, the international community is working towards creating a framework for responsible development and deployment of artificial intelligence technologies.

The European Union has taken the lead in regulating AI by adopting a temporary agreement this month. The Biden administration has urged lawmakers in the US to regulate AI but progress has been slow due to political polarization. While negotiations faced opposition from countries like Russia and China, who are exploring the use of AI for various purposes, discussions were held between them and other countries to address differing views.

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