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Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls for 'sensible regulation' of AI

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Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai takes his sweet time getting to the point in a new Financial Times editorial. But when he gets there, he leaves little room for interpretation: "...there is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated. It is too important not to." After laying out his relationship with technology and offering a few examples where innovation has had unintended negative consequences, Pichai makes the case that while AI is powerful and useful, we must balance its "potential harms... with social opportunities." Of course, this call for "balance" leaves some questions about how tight the regulation is that Pichai is talking about.


Google CEO Sundar Pichai: This is why AI must be regulated ZDNet

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai has explained why the world's governments need to impose regulations on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) beyond principles published by a company. Pichai outlined his thoughts on AI regulation in the Financial Times today, reflecting on Google's own AI principles, which it published in mid-2018 following an outcry from employees over its work on the Pentagon's Project Maven. The project applied Google-developed object recognition AI to drone surveillance technology. Google vowed in its AI principles not to create AI that would harm people, but Pichai noted that "principles that remain on paper are meaningless" without action, pointing to the tools Google has developed and open-sourced to test AI for "fairness". But he also admits that with every major innovation comes potential negative side effects.


Opinion How Technology Saved China's Economy

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Landing in Shanghai recently, I found myself in the middle of a tech revolution remarkable in its sweep. The passport scanner automatically addresses visitors in their native tongues. Digital payment apps have replaced cash. Outsiders trying to use paper money get blank stares from store clerks. Nearby in the city of Hangzhou a prototype hotel called FlyZoo uses facial recognition to open doors, no keys required.


Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence

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Google's chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also "negative consequences." Sundar Pichai's comments come as lawmakers and governments seriously consider placing limits on how artificial intelligence is used. "There is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated. The question is how best to approach this," Pichai said, according to a transcript of his speech at a Brussels think tank. He said there's an important role for governments to play and that as the European Union and the U.S. start drawing up their own approaches to regulation, "international alignment" of any eventual rules will be critical.


Google CEO Calls for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

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Pichai spoke on the same day he was scheduled to meet the EU's powerful competition regulator, Margrethe Vestager. She's also due to meet Microsoft President Brad Smith separately on Monday. Vestager has in previous years hit the Silicon Valley giant with multibillion-dollar fines for allegedly abusing its market dominance to choke off competition. After being reappointed for a second term last autumn with expanded powers over digital technology policies, Vestager has now set her sights on artificial intelligence, and is drawing up rules on its ethical use. Pichai's comments suggest the company may be hoping to head off a broad-based crackdown by the EU on the technology.


Google CEO wants co-ordinated rules on artificial intelligence

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Alphabet's CEO has urged the US and EU to co-ordinate regulatory approaches on artificial intelligence (AI), calling their alignment "critical". In a rare public speech in Brussels on Monday at an event hosted by European economic think-tank Bruegel, Sundar Pichai, who is also CEO of Google, said "there is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated", but that "we don't have to start from scratch" with entirely new rules in some cases. His comments come weeks before the EU is set to unveil its plans to legislate the technology, which could include new legally binding requirements for AI developers in "high-risk sectors", such as health care and transport, according to an early draft obtained by Bloomberg. The new rules could require companies to be transparent about how they build their systems. While in Brussels, Pichai was also due to meet Margrethe Vestager, the competition chief responsible for more than €8bn of antitrust fines levied against Google.


Quantum and AI - Brothers in Hype

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Quantum computing and Artificial Intelligence (AI) both have one thing in common: they inspire us humans to dream of a new computing paradigm that entirely replaces the status quo. Something that brings computing to a whole new level where quantum supplies unlimited compute speed and capacity while AI takes care of automating all operational tasks and prepares optimal (human) decision making. Fancy case studies about "quantum supremacy" and AI learning how to open a door, drive a car, or play chess from scratch seem to confirm our excitement around these technologies. In times where most individuals and enterprises are still struggling with accessing, integrating, and managing data to optimize our daily decision making, we are fascinated by what could be if we only could get our hands on "true" AI and quantum. We want AI today to inform complex strategic decisions, to observe our own actions and their outcomes so that it can learn what works and what does not, and obviously, to point out where its own knowledge gaps are that we can help it fill.


Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence

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Google's chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also "negative consequences." Sundar Pichai's comments come as lawmakers and governments seriously consider putting limits on how artificial intelligence is used. "There is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated. The question is how best to approach this," Pichai said, according to a transcript of his speech at a Brussel-based think tank. He noted that there's an important role for governments to play and that as the European Union and the U.S. start drawing up their own approaches to regulation, "international alignment" of any eventual rules will be critical.


Google CEO Calls for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence - Alghadeer TV

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Google's chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also "negative consequences." Sundar Pichai's comments come as lawmakers and governments seriously consider putting limits on how artificial intelligence is used. "There is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated. The question is how best to approach this," Pichai said, according to a transcript of his speech at a Brussel-based think tank. He noted that there's an important role for governments to play and that as the European Union and the U.S. start drawing up their own approaches to regulation, "international alignment" of any eventual rules will be critical.


How LinkedIn Is Using AI To Detect & Handle Abuse

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With organisations transitioning from a traditional business model into adopting emerging technologies, popular professional social networking platform, LinkedIn has also adopted machine learning technologies to help professionals in a more sophisticated way. According to a source, it has 303 million active users per month, and on an average, two people create an account on this platform every second. With these amounts of data generation, the developers of this platform have been striving hard to make its state-of-the-art machine learning model a robust one, so that it provides more accurate decisions or results for its users. The ML researcher team at LinkedIn built a domain-specific language (DSL) and a Jupyter notebook to integrate the selected features and for tuning the parameters. In one of our articles, we discussed how LinkedIn's recommendation system is generating the perfect job match for its users.