#14 | RESTRAINED / UNRESTRAINED | Uncharted Waters: From Regulation to Truth in a Changing World
Need for Regulation in AI: Klaus emphasizes the importance of regulating AI to avoid potential dangers and negative consequences. He draws a parallel with the regulation surrounding nuclear technology following the detonation of the first atomic bomb, highlighting the need for a similar worldwide response to AI.
Preservation of Factual Basis: Klaus underscores the critical role of maintaining a factual basis for decision-making in human existence. Without a foundation in truth, decisions can lead to false, dangerous, and destructive outcomes. He references "The Big Lie" as a contemporary example of how misinformation can disrupt society.
Unrestrained AI: Klaus notes that AI is largely unrestrained, with governments only beginning to regulate its use. He implies that a more comprehensive framework for defining, regulating, and identifying AI applications is essential to separate them from established human activities.
The world of AI is unrestrained except in some very few instances where governments have started to regulate, being aware of the dangers an unrestricted infusion of AI into the public consciousness can create.
Contemporarily, the story of the first atomic bomb being detonated in the desert at Los Alamos, New Mexico, and the subsequent bombing at Nagasaki and Hiroshima instigated an almost immediate world concern and restrictions on manufacture, use, and compliance verification. Such a world response is necessary now to constrain, define, regulate, and identify all uses of AI to separate from established human activity.
The fundamental aspect of human existence at stake is the generation, distribution, use, evaluation, and consequences intended and not of the truth. Without a factual basis to make decisions of any kind, it is to invite results that are false, mythical, fallacious, dangerous, perplexing, deceptive, lethal, or devastating to the orderly flow of human activity. The most significant current example is “The Big Lie” and its fallout in the body politic and the destructive human dross floating as a lie and attempting to infiltrate and suffuse its impurity into the commonwealth of society.