AI systems are developing at such a rapid pace and have sparked questions about how we can control their use and prevent them destroying society.
With the AI Act due later this year, we hear from two experts on how regulation, cyber hygiene and digital literacy are key to using AI for its fantastic benefits, while protecting us from the potential dangers it can expose us to.
Our guests today have extensive experience working with technology and safety, founder of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security, David J. Hickton and Head of the Artificial Intelligence Discipline at Trinity College Dublin’s School of Computer Science and Statistics, and interim director of the ADAPT Centre, Professor Dave Lewis.
THINGS WE SPOKE ABOUT
00:00 AI the next frontier of efficiency
02:08 Risks versus benefits of AI
04:06 The EU AI Act
07:11 Classification of AI products
09:07 How the US is regulating AI
10:34 Regulations pushback from companies
14:58 Keeping up with the rapid development of AI
17:38 Expected timeframe for implementation of regulations
19:59 How regulations will impact consumers
26:40 Ireland’s opportunity to lead the world
30:03 The next steps for the US
David J. Hickton founded the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security in 2017. Hickton also has faculty appointments as professor in the School of Law, the School of Computing and Information, and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
Prior to this, Hickton served as United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He was nominated by former President Barack Obama and was sworn in as the District’s 57th U.S. Attorney in August 2010 and served through November 2016.
Professor Dave Lewis is Head of the Artificial Intelligence Discipline at Trinity College Dublin’s School of Computer Science and Statistics, and he is the the interim director of the ADAPT Centre.
He leads ADAPT’s programme of industry collaborative research and its multidisciplinary research theme on Data Governance. His research focuses on the use of open semantic models to manage the Data Protection and Data Ethics issues associated with digital content processing. He has led the development of international standards in AI-based linguistic processing of digital content at the W3C and OASIS and is currently active in international standardisation of Trustworthy AI at ISO/IEC JTC1/SC42.