News Europe Proposes Strict Rules for Artificial Intelligence

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Skipper, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. Skipper

    Skipper Commodore Commodore

    Jul 28, 2016
    Finally we will be able to read these infamous "Act of Cumberland" named in Measure of a Man :rofl:

    From the Ny Times

    The regulations would have far-reaching implications for tech firms like Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft, which have poured resources into developing the technology.

  2. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Admiral Admiral

    Jan 14, 2004
    Asbo Zaprudder
    It'll be interesting to see what the Boris Johnson government's position is on this. Perhaps there'll be a temptation to encourage development and deployment of AI technology in the UK that isn't permitted in the EU and elsewhere.
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  3. Skipper

    Skipper Commodore Commodore

    Jul 28, 2016
    You know, a lot of sci-fi stories where AI goes mad and wants to destroy the world begin in this way...
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  4. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 21, 2011
    The Black Country, England
    If it'll give us an edge commercially, if we can turn a profit, if we can make a buck.

    And Goddammit, if A.I. is going to seize control and annihilate the human race, it's bloody well going to be a British A.I.

    Rule Britannia !
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  5. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Commodore Commodore

    Jun 15, 2009
    Not like China is going to slam on there brakes on there research.
    I wouldn't want to stop development, but I wouldn't be opposed to limiting what is handled by AI.

    The draft rules would set limits around the use of artificial intelligence in a range of activities, from self-driving cars to hiring decisions, bank lending, school enrollment selections and the scoring of exams. It would also cover the use of artificial intelligence by law enforcement and court systems — areas considered “high risk” because they could threaten people’s safety or fundamental rights.

    Some uses would be banned altogether, including live facial recognition in public spaces, though there would be several exemptions for national security and other purposes. - end

    Some things must continue to have a human touch to be fair. At least untill the AI has proven itself
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  6. YellowSubmarine

    YellowSubmarine Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 17, 2010
    So, now in Europe I would no longer be able to turn my Tesla self-driving by using weights to trick the car I was in the driver's seat and holding the wheel, while I was actually watching ENT: These Are The Voyages in the passenger seat? Damn you, Europe, damn you.
  7. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    I'm all for the facial recognition bans and requiring oversight for AI whose decisions has ramifications on people's lives, but a lot of this is science fiction alarmism.

    It's awesome though there might be people whose job it is to prove their AI won't rebel against humanity.
  8. Oddish

    Oddish Rear Admiral Commodore

    Sep 7, 2020
    I don't like the idea of completely autonomous AI soldiers.

    Drones under human control, I can live with. Though allowing a person to kill without truly experiencing the sights, the sounds, the stink of the battlefield is problematic to an extent. But no machine should be allowed the power to actively choose to take lives.
  9. publiusr

    publiusr Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    That’s called a Tomahawk.

    You might be able to spoof human control too with realtime deep fake.

    Imagine a drone driver with his chips and soda “flying” over Iraq. He takes off his VR headset and goes home. His street is in ruins...his neighbors, protesting something...were the “terrorists” he just shot the same pose, dead on the streets.

    A redneck finds his red state friends dead. Another who thought he was shooting militia nuts wiped out a whole BLM March.

    It *can* happen

    The disk of MOON had a drone story in it.
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  10. Oddish

    Oddish Rear Admiral Commodore

    Sep 7, 2020
    If we can spoof human judgment, spoofing something with no judgment whatsoever is even easier.