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


Mar 26, 2024

During a recent debate attended by prominent figures such as former British deputy prime minister Clegg, Washington, and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, the topic of policing AI was discussed. Clegg highlighted the challenges of regulating AI in a world where technology is constantly evolving. Harris praised Washington’s efforts to address the dangers of AI through voluntary business agreements, considering it the gold standard. Von der Leyen urged others to adopt Brussels’ new legally binding rulebook to control the influence of tech companies.

This debate is just a snapshot of a larger ongoing political battle worldwide around controlling AI. This new digital Great Game is far from over, and the winner will establish dominance over the rules that govern this era-defining technology. Once these rules are established, they will be challenging to change.

For those observing the debate, it felt like witnessing 19th-century European powers dividing the world. Amba Kak from the AI Now Institute described it as an alternate reality. By 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.

Over the next year, there will be a fierce battle to control AI technology, with winners and losers emerging. Policymakers anticipate finalizing many new AI standards by the end of 2024. POLITICO interviewed numerous politicians, policymakers, and tech executives to gain insights into the dynamics at play as the world navigates this disruptive technology.

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