Together with partners, Europe should develop a global regulatory framework. “The key question is how we use this rapidly evolving technology,” von der Leyen said. It is worth noting that AI inventors and developers are also demanding regulation from politicians.
The potential dangers of artificial intelligence have been the subject of intense debate around the world for months. Text Machine ChatGPT, Google’s competing software Bard and programs that can generate images based on text descriptions are attracting a lot of public attention. For example, there are concerns that their skills could be used to produce and spread false information.
In March, several tech experts, such as Tesla boss Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, proposed a minimum six-month moratorium on the development of powerful artificial intelligence. It was said at the time that this should give the industry time to set safety standards for AI development and prevent potential harm from the riskiest AI technologies.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which Ursula von der Leyen has named as a model for a potential new AI committee, is considered highly influential. Experts compile scientific knowledge on climate change every five to seven years for the United Nations body in Geneva. They also show action options and their associated consequences. IPCC reports are the most important basis for political decisions to mitigate climate change.