Law in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence, typically known as ‘AI,’ uses computer systems to perform human tasks typically requiring intelligence, such as visual perception and recognition, decision making, and translation of languages. Most people think of artificial intelligence as robots, but it is not the case. Artificial intelligence laws address the rights and responsibilities of manufactured products and services and their users.

The Government setting up rules and regulations with regards to artificial intelligence is complicated. The complexity of technology makes it challenging to implement laws. Additionally, it is a broad sector that implements artificial intelligence applications ranging from the health, financial, education, and transport sector to mention a few. Many governments are taking an exploratory approach with regards to laws governing artificial intelligence. Let us brush over some of the statutes governing artificial intelligence, which apply to specific areas of artificial intelligence.

• Autonomous vehicles
Laws concerning autonomous vehicles have been implemented in 24 countries; the USA is one of them. This particular artificial intelligence requires regulation as it poses a human risk to individuals. So, it is because they operate close to human proximity, and any error in the software or hardware may cause lethal consequences. In the USA, most states have enacted some laws concerning these vehicles through deployment or testing their capability.

• Data privacy and sharing
Data is the primary source of artificial intelligence. It is the main driver that trains the AI to make decisions and perform on their own. As a result, many countries have set laws to prohibit sharing and exchanging data without prior consent. The regulations apply across all sectors that employ the use of AI.

• Ban on the further development of weaponized AI
The ban is to control weapons that would go beyond human control. Society is impacted by the explosion of AI used in other sectors. For this reason, when used in the manufacture of weapons may cause grievous infliction to individuals.

Final thoughts
Artificial intelligence is slowly taking center stage and is expected to play a prominent role in the future. It is significant in our daily lives. There needs to be attention to this technology to avoid human conflict. For this reason, there need to be laws governing this type of intelligence. Regulations are moving at a slow pace compared to technology, especially in the weak AI, which is currently used in search engines and self-drive cars.

Originally published on ChartWestcott.org

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