UN to start regulating the 'Wild West' of artificial intelligence

UN to start regulating the 'Wild West' of artificial intelligence
The Siliconreview
01 June, 2021

The United Nations has stated that it will start regulating the Wild West' of artificial intelligence By Eleonore Fournier-Tombs. The European Commission recently printed a proposal for a regulation on artificial intelligence (AI). This is said to be the first document of its kind, mainly attempting to tame AI. Once this regulation comes into effect, it will completely change the AI research and development approach.

It is reported that there will be a notable exception in the regulation, especially with international organizations like the United Nations. The European Union does not have jurisdiction over the United Nations, as it is governed by international law. The exclusion, therefore, does not come as a surprise but does point to a gap in AI regulation. Therefore, the United Nations needs its regulation for artificial intelligence.

AI in the United Nations Artificial intelligence technologies has been used increasingly by the United Nations. Many research and development labs, including the Global Pulse Lab, will be initiated by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Besides, UNICEF's Innovation Labs and the Centre for Humanitarian Data will develop artificial intelligence solutions that would support the UN's mission to anticipate and respond to humanitarian crises.