From World Division to AI Policing: The Battle for Global Control of Artificial Intelligence

US and EU Disagree on AI Regulations: Will China Intervene? – POLITICO

The ongoing political battle to control AI technology is a global issue that will have far-reaching consequences. This debate, attended by prominent figures such as former British deputy prime minister Clegg, Washington, and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, is just one snapshot of the larger battle.

In this digital Great Game, the rules that govern this era-defining technology are still being established. The winner will establish dominance over these rules, making it challenging to change them in the future. Those observing the debate felt like witnessing 19th-century European powers dividing the world. Amba Kak from the AI Now Institute described it as an alternate reality.

At the end of the meeting, 29 countries, including China, European Union members, and the United States, signed a voluntary agreement to reduce risks associated with AI technologies like OpenAI’s ChatGPT. However, there will be a fierce battle to control AI technology in the coming year, with winners and losers emerging. Policymakers anticipate finalizing many new AI standards by the end of 2024 as they navigate this disruptive technology.

POLITICO interviewed numerous politicians, policymakers, and tech executives to gain insights into the dynamics at play as the world navigates this disruptive technology. The debate over policing AI is just one aspect of this larger ongoing political battle worldwide around controlling AI technology.

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