Article titled AI heralds a ‘fourth industrial revolution.’ Why isn’t America regulating it? was published by San Francisco Chronicle on 12/11/2023. The author is Brian Judge who is a policy fellow at the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence at UC Berkeley.
In this article, he highlights the global influence of the tech giants – like Google, Facebook, Amazon – in AI development which poses a challenge to national governments. The author criticizes the lack of serious commitment to AI regulation by governments, emphasizing the need for meaningful measures to address potential harms. The article concludes by advocating for a regulatory framework that prioritizes the common good over the financial interests of Big Tech to avoid reinforcing existing power imbalances. The author also states that the recent EU law regulating AI is a step in the right direction.