UN report calls for regulation of potentially dangerous AI

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The United Nations is calling for a moratorium on artificial intelligence systems that “pose a serious threat to human rights” until research and regulation are carried out. published it report good Today following concerns that countries and businesses are adopting AI without due diligence. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said AI can be a “force for good”, but stressed that if used without consideration, it can have a profound negative, “even destructive”. effect may occur.

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The report analyzes how AI can affect human rights, including privacy, health and education, as well as freedom of movement, expression and assembly.

“Artificial intelligence now reaches almost every corner of our physical and mental lives, and even into emotional states,” Bachelet writes. “AI systems are used to determine who receives public services, decide who has a chance to be admitted for a job, and of course they influence what information people see.” and can be shared online.


Because of its rapid growth, figuring out how AI collects, stores and uses data is “one of the most urgent human rights questions we face,” the Bachelet report said.

The report continues, “The risk of discrimination associated with AI-powered decisions – decisions that can change, define or harm human lives – is all too real.” “This is why there is a need to systematically evaluate and monitor the impacts of AI systems to identify and mitigate human rights risks.”

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The United Nations demands significantly greater transparency from companies and countries that develop and use AI systems. It’s important to note that the United Nations isn’t seeking an outright ban – no one was intimidated by his latest scene from The Terminator – only regulation and more transparency.

Bachelet says, “We cannot continue to play catch-up with regards to AI – allowing its use with limited or no limits or oversight, and dealing with almost inevitable human rights consequences after the fact. The power of AI is undeniable, but so is the ability of AI to feed massive human rights violations without really any visibility. Action is now needed to put a human rights railing on the use of AI for the betterment of all of us . “

You can read the press release and full report United Nations website.

What effect this might have on videogames and similar technology is unclear, although the UN is not explicitly talking about AI machine learning such as Nvidia’s DLSS or AI upscaling technology. One possible way videogames can influence is if a company develops AI systems that learn how specific people play games and then uses that data to introduce targeted microtransactions, advertisements, or other things. So that encourages you to spend the money—similar to the method Activision patented in 2017. Whether the United Nations will consider that infringement of your rights is not something I can answer, but in the end, the report’s call for regulation probably doesn’t affect videogames in a meaningful way for players—even if You wish it would be a call to improve AI in games like Cyberpunk 2077.

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