A Million-Dollar Question: How Should AI Be Regulated, Asks OpenAI
To address prevalent concerns surrounding artificial intelligence, OpenAI recently announced its allocation of ten $100,000 prizes, totaling $1 million, to solicit global perspectives on which regulations should be adhered to by AI technology within existing legal provisions.
OpenAI seeks to incentivize diverse global opinions by offering these rewards, hoping to use prevalent viewpoints as a reference for future design and management of AI technologies. While the collected insights won’t necessarily bind future product design decisions, OpenAI endeavors to align future AI technologies more closely with public expectations by heeding diverse perspectives. This underscores the ideals that AI should be more inclusive and diverse, tailored to all of humanity rather than exclusively being conceived by a single industry player or designed under the constraints of a specific governmental entity.
OpenAI holds the belief that AI should accommodate all human usage requirements, operating equitably, and devoid of discrimination or bias. Consequently, global public opinion should be considered in establishing AI operation rules and regulatory measures, as opposed to centralizing decision-making power within a single player or simply adhering to a single government’s regulations.
Nevertheless, OpenAI maintains the space for government agencies to regulate AI usage. After all, regional differences exist in the implementation of new technologies, and attitudes towards the operation of AI technology vary. However, it is emphasized that the essence of AI technology design should satisfy all needs, and it should be developed with the concept of equitable, non-discriminatory usage in mind.
This global solicitation for varied perspectives is expected to commence immediately and all submissions are to be filed by 9 PM Pacific Time on June 24th. It’s also desired that participating teams provide a detailed introduction of themselves and propose solutions to current issues faced in AI technology usage, which includes the details of problem-solving methods and the legal norms that might be encountered in the backdrop.
Ultimately, ten recipients will be selected, which may consist of individuals, teams, or organizations, each receiving a $100,000 prize. Their proposed solutions will undergo subsequent verification by at least 500 participants. The relevant verification reports will be publicly disclosed before October 20th of this year, and the contents of the corresponding solutions will be openly accessible for public perusal.