Last Wednesday, Elon Musk participated in the inaugural AI Safety Summit in Britain, where he expressed the need to establish a “third-party referee” that could oversee companies developing artificial intelligence and raise the alarm in case of concerns.
“What we’re really aiming for here is to establish a framework for insight so that there’s at least a third-party referee, an independent referee, that can observe what leading AI companies are doing and at least sound the alarm if they have concerns,” said the billionaire entrepreneur to reporters at Bletchley Park, central England.
Musk’s comments came after Britain published a declaration signed by 28 countries and the European Union that set out a two-pronged agenda focused on identifying AI-related risks of shared concern, building the scientific understanding of them, and building cross-country policies to mitigate them.
“I don’t know what necessarily the fair rules are, but you’ve got to start with insight before you do oversight,” Musk said.
Musk’s words reflect the growing concern in the field of artificial intelligence that the government might rush into establishing rules without a proper understanding of the technology. However, Musk expressed confidence that this is unlikely to happen without an adequate understanding of the field.
With these discussions and statements, the global community is taking steps to ensure the responsible development of artificial intelligence, with the hope of establishing fair and safe guidelines for the future of this transformative technology.