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Exclusive: How to govern the unknown – a Q&A with MEP Eva Maydell

The European Parliament passed the Artificial Intelligence Act on March 13, becoming the world’s first major government to pass comprehensive regulations for the emerging technology. This capped a five-year effort to manage AI and its potential to disrupt every industry and cause geopolitical tensions.

The AI Act, which takes effect later this year, places basic transparency requirements on generative AI models such as OpenAI’s GPT-4, mandating that their makers share some information about how they are trained. There are more stringent rules for more powerful models or ones that will be used in sensitive sectors, such as law enforcement or critical infrastructure. Like with the EU’s data privacy law, there are steep penalties for companies that violate the new AI legislation – up to 7% of their annual global revenue.

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It's not only about adopting new regulations for AI; it's really also about enforcing existing principles and laws in new contexts, says AI expert Marietje Schaake.
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How AI can be used in public policy: Anne Witkowsky
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There are some pretty sharp people all around the world trying to craft policy, but their best efforts are often limited by poor data. Anne Witkowsky, Assistant Secretary of State at the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, says that’s about to change.

“Data-driven, evidence-driven decision-making by policymakers is going to be more successful” with the help of artificial intelligence, she said during a Global Stage livestream event at UN headquarters in New York on September 22, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Witkowsky said the focus needs to be on inclusion and partnership with governments in developing countries to use new technology to “build resilience” against the unrelenting pressure such states face.

The discussion was moderated by Nicholas Thompson of The Atlantic and was held by GZERO Media in collaboration with the United Nations, the Complex Risk Analytics Fund, and the Early Warnings for All initiative.

Watch the full Global Stage conversation: Can data and AI save lives and make the world safer?

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