Faster AI regulation urged by Microsoft exec

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Brad Smith, president and vice president of Microsoft (MSFT), said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the government must move faster to regulate AI, which has more power to help people than any previous invention.

Smith said its uses are almost “everywhere.” “It is used in medicine, drug discovery and disease diagnosis. It is also used by the Red Cross and others in disasters to find the most vulnerable people in places where buildings have collapsed,” the executive said.

Smith also said that AI is not as “mysterious” as many people think. He also said that the AI ​​is getting stronger.

Smith said: “If you have a Roomba at home, it learns to move around the kitchen by using artificial intelligence to figure out what to bump into and how to avoid it.”

Regarding concerns about the power of AI, Smith said that people who lived before any technology would have thought it was dangerous.

Smith said a safety stop should be implemented.

Smith said the AI ​​will change jobs over the course of years, not months.

“Most of us are going to have to change the way we work,” Smith said. “This is going to be a new set of skills that we need to, well, build and get.”

Smith said that to stop things like the fake photo of the explosion near the Pentagon, there needs to be a watermarking system or “use the power of AI to detect when that happens.”

“You put in what we call information. It’s part of the file, and if it’s pulled, we can know about it. If there is a modified version, we make a “hash” of it. “Think of it like a digital footprint, and then we can search the internet for that digital footprint,” Smith said, adding that a new way must be found to find a balance between controlling deepfakes, deceptive ads and freedom expression.

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Smith said that as the year of the US presidential election approaches and cyber influence operations from other countries continue to be a threat, the tech industry and states need to work together on an international project.

Smith wants the government to set up a new body to oversee AI systems.

Smith suggested “something that would ensure that these models are not only developed securely, but are deployed, for example, in large data centers, where they can be protected from cybersecurity, physical security, and national security threats.”

According to Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, a six-month moratorium on AI systems more powerful than GPT4 is not “the answer,” according to Smith.

“I don’t think China is going to jump on that bandwagon,” Smith said, “instead of slowing down the pace of technology, which I think is extraordinarily difficult.” We will move faster if we use six months.

Smith proposed an executive order in which the government itself states that it will only buy AI services from companies that are implementing AI security standards.

Smith declared: “The world is progressing. Let’s make sure America at least keeps up with the rest of the world.

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