AI and the Law: A Technological Tangle with Equine Origins.

Artificial Intelligence and the Law of the Horse

As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly prevalent, policymakers are starting to discuss the need for regulation. However, there is confusion surrounding what exactly needs to be regulated. AI has always been an amorphous concept, difficult to define and understand. Establishing frameworks for AI policy is important, but there is a need for clear and specific regulations.

Some key points from the article include:

  • 2024 will be the year where policymakers try to contain the use of AI
  • The exact subject of concern regarding AI regulation is still unclear
  • The technology entrepreneur Jim Manzi tells of taking a course on artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1980s, which the instructor began with a slide that read, “If it works, it’s not AI.”

It is important for policymakers to have a clear understanding of the capabilities and limitations of AI in order to effectively regulate it. Additionally, rather than creating a new regulatory agency, existing agencies should be equipped to handle the regulation of AI. The article argues that we don’t need a new agency, but instead should leverage the expertise and resources of existing ones.