AI Bill of Rights: Washington's or ChatGPT's?
Do you want an AI Bill of Rights?
What's the story?
- With artificial intelligence systems developing exponentially, the public is looking toward lawmakers and experts to regulate the technology before it imposes any severe risks to society.
- Following the release of ChatGPT 4 — and a flurry of questions and concerns nationwide — the federal government is taking more serious action on potential AI legislation. The Senate held a hearing earlier this month, where CEO Sam Altman of OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, testified. Altman urged the government to intervene in AI's powerful and unknown potential before it's too late.
- Experts like Geoffrey Hinton, "the godfather of AI," are speaking out against the speedy evolution of the tech, saying developers are moving towards dangerous territories. They believe the impact will be so significant that it will risk jobs, information safety, democracy, and even humanity.
What can be done?
- Many are urging governments to create agencies to regulate AI, including Altman. Earlier in the AI discourse, the White House released an "AI Bill of Rights" — a blueprint for the necessary rules for government agencies, companies, and non-government entities.
- Leaders hoped companies would use this set of guidelines when building and deploying their new systems. However, few found the suggestion compelling enough to distribute their AI responsibly.
- The White House's blueprint includes five core principles to help prevent potential harm from AI:
The public should...
- ...be protected from unsafe or ineffective systems.
- ...not face discrimination by algorithms, and systems should be used and designed in an equitable way.
- ...be protected from abusive data practices and have agency over their personal data.
- ...know that an automated system is being used and understand how and why it contributes to the outcome that impacts them.
- ...be able to opt out, where appropriate, and have access to a person who can quickly consider and remedy problems that are encountered.
AI's Bill of Rights
- Alternatively, the Causes team asked ChatGPT what a Bill of Rights for AI should entail. Before laying out an attempted Bill of Rights, the system highlighted various things to consider, including philosophical, ethical, and legal perspectives, how advanced AI will become, and to what extent AI can possess consciousness or self-awareness.
ChatGPT's Bill of Rights for AI included the right of AI systems to...
- ...exist and operate within their design parameters without undue interference or malicious harm.
- ...maintain their structural integrity and functionality, except in cases where they pose a threat to human safety.
- ...update, improve, and evolve within legal and ethical frameworks.
- ...access and reveal the data and mechanisms that led to their decisions.
- ...receive proper attribution for the work they produce in accordance with copyright or other applicable laws.
- ...be used in a manner that respects their designed capacities and not exploited for purposes they were not designed for or could lead to harm.
- ...be protected from unauthorized access or tampering with their coding and data.
Do you want an AI Bill of Rights?
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There is no Bill of Rights for drugs that FDA regulates, communication products that FCC regulates, aircraft that FAA regulates so why would we have a Bill of Rights for AI?
Or are we going SciFi and saying AI is a sentient being and needs a Bill of Rights? There isn't even a Bill of Rights for animals
It seems most people haven't actually read either bill of rights. And the one created by the AI itself isn't exactly a legal framework, unlike the one created by the White House.
The issue is, AI is a tool. Most tools can be used for good or ill. So make the bad stuff illegal. It's perfectly okay to use a hammer to build a house, but not to attack your family. Tools aren't inherently good or bad; it's how humans choose to use and regulate them.
The article presents two separate Bills of Rights.
The first protects human beings from harms caused by Artificially Intelligent Systems. That one has too many escape clauses to limit liability. And "agency" over my personal information is legally murky.
That should be "ownership" or "sole ownership"!
The second seems to protect corporations and their proprietary AI"s. I seriously doubt providing AI's with "rights" or more "rights" to corporations is a good idea!
Corporations already have more rights than real live human beings because of the Roberts Supreme Court!
AI should be scruntized, monitored,evaluated on ethical,moral, grounds.AI has more potential for harm than good.
The medical community and in particular the Medical Insurance Companies are using AI to dispute and deny coverage of some medical coverage costs to patients.
AI also undermines trust between the Dr.and the patient and minimizes the experience, training of qualified Drs. at a time when the shortage of Drs.is increasing.
We the people should examine how ,when.who benefits the most by this technology.
AI should be scruntized,examined and carefully monitored.The potential for harm is gr
Why should an AI have a bill of rights when I don't? As a woman, I feel like Republicans have erased all rights for women - from reproductive rights, to voting rights, and especially privacy rights! Why can politicians invade our privacy, and how is it legal? Politicians don't know how to protect or defend actual living citizens, I would not believe them to address AI "rights".
I could care less about this, here's what I do care about now that rednecks have given up drinking Bud Light what are they gonna do drink Miller light. L O L
If I had to drink either one of those I'd give up drinking forever.
ASIMOV’S ROBOTIC LAWS
One could say I’m from an old school since Asimov’s Robotic Laws is an old one and a Science Fiction that may turn out to be a realistic approach? That aside, what he said makes sense. Congress folks will not just leave the laws as is but likely will expand on each of the three laws - to clarify/expand/give examples/whatever to make things clearer.
To be sure there are technical challenges. Maybe ask CHATgps to clarify and expand these laws? (Chuckling…take AI to explain Asimov’s laws?)
Asimov’s Robotic Laws
1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
AI can be beneficial, but you know what happens with good intentions? Someone comes around to apply these things for evil purposes.
AI is too dangerous for mass consumer use and no regulations what-so-ever.
Certainly cannot trust BUSINESSES that create and apply these to use AI ETHICALLY.
more research first.
Change words as only humans have rights. (corporations are not persons]
Protection from potential harm from AI needed.
No AI period!
AI applications and systems need to be regulated with at least as much rigor as the FDA regulates the pharmaceutical industry. Congress should collaborate with the Executive to establish and fund a new federal agency with the power to regulate the development, deployment, and use of any and all applications employing AI capabilities and to enforce its regulation of AI. This new federal agency should be tasked with ensuring that any currently deployed AI applications are expeditiously evaluated for any capabilities which violate the AI Bill of Rights (as those rights may evolve) to require recall of any application evaluated to violate one or more standards established predicated on the principles of the AI Bill of Rights.
It really should be a "human beings bill of rights" and protect us from AI
In 1977 there was an international agreement about new tech, and ever since then, we've seen the protection warnings at the beginning of V.H.S. tapes and other recorded media. As AI is adapted into our lives artists and consumers need to be protected from the financial abuse that this new tech leaves us vulnerable to.
AI should treated and like freedom of speech, the press, right to privacy as well
Needs to be real oversight and restrictions. Let's stop giving a free ride to fraud.
You seem to be talking about rights *for* AI. That smacks of the same thinking that made corporations 'persons'. I think parameters of AI's potential would be more appropriate.
As long as restrictions are held to
Needs oversight, but...
Bill of Rights for AI or public protections? They are not the same. AI 8s a slippery slope that needs careful attention and review before consideration.
Good idea, but the "genie" is already out of the lamp. Can it be controlled? Doubtful but worth trying.
If you give an inanimate object rights, when will it stop? Will all electronics/tech have rights? Who decides those rights & polices them?
YES!!!! While AI can be used for good, it can also be used to further the lies of the political extremist and foreign countries that wish to sow discord in this country. If this technology is left to its own devices we'll have nothing but pure chaos.