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How Do You Govern Machines That Can Learn? Policymakers Are Trying to Figure That Out


Considering policy limitations for artificial intelligence.

A gathering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology last week brought together expert panels, debate, and discussions on artificial intelligence.

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A three-day gathering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) last week brought together expert panels, debate, and discussions on artificial intelligence (AI), in support of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) hopes to arrive at consensual recommendations for AI policy by the summer.

OECD's goal is to cultivate responsible economic development, with innovation and societal safeguards kept in balance.

Among the event's prioritized themes was the need for regulation to ensure AI can prosper without undermining public trust in the technology.

Other highlighted issues included international cooperation on AI development to guarantee universal benefits, and the appropriate and ethical collection, handling, and use of data.

According to MIT's Antonio Torralba, "Access to data is going to be the most important thing" for advancing science.

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