CEO of Google and Alphabet Sundar Pichai is convinced that AI must be regulated in order to prevent the potential negative consequences of tools including deepfakes and facial recognition, he said in an op-ed for the Financial Times on Monday.
“There is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated,” Pichai wrote. “It is too important not to. The only question is how to approach it.”
But the Google boss already appears to have some answers to this question ready in his own mind. His suggestions include international alignment between the UK and the EU, agreement on “core values,” using open-source tools (such as those already being developed by Google) to test for adherence to written principles and using existing regulation, including, to build out broader regulatory frameworks.