Microsoft President Urges Lawmakers to Control AI

Are you skeptical of Microsoft's push to regulate AI?

  • 43.8k
    Andy
    05/27/2023

    AI is also involved in medicine. Feel like some good here.

    "A new antibiotic, discovered with artificial intelligence, may defeat a dangerous superbug"

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/25/health/antibiotic-artificial-intelligence-superbug/index.html

    From the article ...

    "Using artificial intelligence, researchers say, they’ve found a new type of antibiotic that works against a particularly menacing drug-resistant bacteria.

    When they tested the antibiotic on the skin of mice that were experimentally infected with the superbug, it controlled the growth of the bacteria, suggesting that the method could be used to create antibiotics tailored to fight other drug-resistant pathogens.

    The researchers also tested the antibiotic against 41 different strains of antibiotic-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. The drug worked on all of them, though it would need to be further refined and tested in human clinical trials before it could be used in patients."

  • 92.6k
    LeslieG
    Voted Yes
    05/26/2023

    I've never known a tech company yet that didn't prioritize speed to market release to generate revenue over anything else like accuracy, ethics, quality, etc and AI is no different than any other high tech product believing 1st to market captures market share.  How Google and Microsoft have handled the release of their AI products thus far is a perfect example of how all AI product releases will be no different than any other product release.

     "In A.I. Race, Microsoft and Google Choose Speed Over Caution"

     "In March, two Google employees, whose jobs are to review the company’s artificial intelligence products, tried to stop Google from launching an A.I. chatbot. They believed it generated inaccurate and dangerous statements."

     "Ten months earlier, similar concerns were raised at Microsoft by ethicists and other employees. They wrote in several documents that the A.I. technology behind a planned chatbot could flood Facebook groups with disinformation, degrade critical thinking and erode the factual foundation of modern society."

     "The companies released their chatbots anyway. Microsoft was first, with a splashy event in February to reveal an A.I. chatbot woven into its Bing search engine. Google followed about six weeks later with its own chatbot, Bard."

     "When the tech industry is suddenly shifting toward a new kind of technology, the first company to introduce a product “is the long-term winner just because they got started first,” he wrote. “Sometimes the difference is measured in weeks."

     "The urgency to build with the new A.I. was crystallized in an internal email sent last month by Sam Schillace, a technology executive at Microsoft. He wrote in the email, which was viewed by The New York Times, that it was an “absolutely fatal error in this moment to worry about things that can be fixed later.”

     https://www.forbes.com/sites/richardnieva/2023/02/08/google-openai-chatgpt-microsoft-bing-ai/?sh=6dc006d24de4

     https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/07/technology/ai-chatbots-google-microsoft.html

  • 3,822
    John
    Voted No
    05/28/2023

    What really needs to be controlled is the Republican Party.  Just take a look at Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds a Republican who just passed legislation allowing kids as young as 15 to work in bars serving alcohol. I wonder how this idiot would feel about one of her granddaughters working in a Hooters at the age of 15. This woman is a completely vapid pig. Because to her it's not gonna be her kids it's gonna be kids his families don't have enough to eat. This woman is a piece of work. What in gods name has happened to the Republican party. Come on Governor do you want your little niece to work in a Hooters, you Idiot!

  • 5,172
    Adam
    Voted No
    05/26/2023

    I wish "Maybe" had been an option.

    But honestly, all industries need guardrails. I'm sure Microsoft doesn't want to be known as "the company that destroyed civilization." It's a lot easier to navigate new technology if you have a map.

  • 25.2k
    Frank_001
    Voted Yes
    08/08/2023

    Microsoft President Urges Lawmakers to Control AI

    Are you skeptical of Microsoft's push to regulate AI?

    Absolutely! 

    Given Microsoft's History, everyone should be extremely skeptical.
    No doubt, Microsoft wants to write the legislation in a way that benefits Microsoft.
    Too often, Congress permits companies to write the legislation that is to regulate those companies, A practice that should be outlawed. 

  • 59
    increasingconcerned
    Voted Yes
    08/08/2023

    AI needs regulations, but I believe the regulations they have talked about are more about keeping them in the lead and making it harder for (mainly new) competitors.

  • 227
    Phil
    Voted Yes
    05/30/2023

    Microsoft will write the guidelines and regulations and turn them over to Congress. Microsoft will understand the loopholes and take full advantage.

    This is like the fox guarding the hen house. 

  • 25.2k
    Frank_001
    Voted Yes
    05/26/2023

    CROSS POST

    We MUST Watch what they DO, NOT WHAT THEY SAY!
    As AI booms, tech firms are laying off their ethicists

     Google, Twitch and Microsoft are among the technology companies that are cutting their ethical AI teams. Will these cuts pay off?

     By Gerrit De Vynck and Will Oremus

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/03/30/tech-companies-cut-ai-ethics/

  • 25.2k
    Frank_001
    Voted Yes
    05/26/2023

    Here's an attempt to use an available AI for the good of a community:

    Delaware taps artificial intelligence to evacuate crowded beaches when floods hit

    Delaware's low elevation mixed with crowded beaches and limited exit routes make the state particularly vulnerable to massive...

    Read the full story

    https://apnews.com/article/4023aeebc0b8bf897fd2896fb18ed104

     

  • 758
    Jackie
    Voted Yes
    05/26/2023

    Doubt what any companies say

  • 1,124
    Lois
    Voted Yes
    05/26/2023

    I trust No company to self-regulate AI or any other system.  All they care about is making MORE and MORE money.

    Federal regulations are absolutely NECESSARY ! 

  • 8,939
    Charles
    Voted Yes
    05/26/2023

    need more research before regulations.

  • 1,020
    JoeandPeggy
    Voted Yes
    05/26/2023

    I really don't know enough about AI, therefore I am skeptical about a huge company pushing for it.  I don't think we know enough what to expect.

  • 1,714
    Lesley
    Voted No
    05/26/2023

    There's too many evil ways it can go and totally allowing for fraud. It would be real dangerous not to regulate.

  • 3,677
    Kevin
    Voted Yes
    05/26/2023

    I've used their products. What does that tell you?

  • 2,934
    Gdbondii
    Voted Yes
    05/26/2023

    Regulate it fir their beo

  • 1,319
    Dan
    Voted No
    05/26/2023

    Need to control some aspects of AI

  • 2,588
    530 East Hunt Highway
    Voted No
    05/26/2023

    Why should people be concerned about Microsofts concern about AI... shouldn't we all be concerned about this slippery slope and stay aware of what's happening in this new field?

  • 2,401
    Martha
    Voted No
    05/26/2023

    No.  AI needs to be regulated or we risk going the same route as the damn social media crap has gone-the dark side.  Yes, I know social media can be good, but it can and has/is used for negative purposes and AI will go the same way if not regulated.  You can't trust a corporation to self-regulate when $ is involved.  Corporations want to maximize profits and generally only look at the short-term, not the long-term.  Profits are the holly graile of corporations and they tend to not care how they make those profits.