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Beyond an Artificial Intelligence Magna Carta: The Role of Government in Preempting Risks

11.2.17

Artificial intelligence leaders are proposing principles to address the risks of new AI technology, but these lack legal force. Governments should take more powerful measures in order to mitigate the risks of AI.

Interview with Daniel Dennett: AI, Free Will, and the Future of Humankind

04.20.24

HKS Student Policy Review Senior Editor Chacier Alexander held a joint interview with Symbiotic CEO Riccardo Di Molfetta and cognitive scientist Dr. Daniel Dennett on his perspectives on the philosophical implications of artificial intelligence, the challenge of aligning advanced AI systems with human values, and whether AI consciousness or free will would be functionally different from their biological counterparts. 

Science, Technology and Data

Interview with Symbiotic CEO Riccardo Di Molfetta

03.13.24

At Symbiotic, Artificial Intelligence transcends mere automation. Under the guidance of Riccardo Di Molfetta, Symbiotic isn’t just a company—it’s a driving force propelling society toward a future where AI aligns with humanity’s highest values and principles.

Science, Technology and Data

Women and AI: Overcoming Potential Bias and Optimizing the Best of Both Worlds

04.15.24

Women and girls are essential to the efficiency of AI’s future. In order to optimize the full unique capabilities of AI, it is important that the full range and spectrum of women is represented at the different stages of AI development to deploy optimal AI solutions and efficiencies to address societal challenges and ultimately achieve social and economic progress.

Gender, Race and Identity

Stable Signatures: An Effective Route to Regulating AI-Generated Child Sex Abuse Material 

02.5.24

In fall 2023, more than 20 young girls in a small town in southern Spain were targets of naked deep-fake images. Stable signatures may provide a solution.

Business and Regulation

Towards Human-Centered AI: How International Harmonization Can Help Prevent the Loopholes of AI Regulation and Black Markets for Malicious AI

07.15.23

As AI continues to reshape our world, forging a comprehensive legal framework becomes crucial to steer AI’s advancement in a globally responsible and ethically sound direction, which ultimately should be supported by customary international law so that the responsibility fall equally on all countries.

Business and Regulation

Latin American Cities in the Age of AI: Navigating the Technological Revolution

06.21.23

AI will continue to permeate and transform cities. With the right guidelines, it will allow governments to improve citizen engagement, reduce tax fraud, and optimize energy, mobility, and waste management systems.

Cities and Communities

Bridging the Information Gap: AI, Misinformation, and Global Education Reform

06.19.23

“For every dollar and every minute we invest in improving AI, we would be wise to invest a dollar and a minute in exploring and developing human consciousness.” —Yuval Noah Harari1 In June 2020, the veritable explosion of misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic prompted more than 130 countries to issue a statement on the burgeoning […]

Why Compliance Costs of AI Commercialization May Be Holding Start-Ups Back

05.5.23

While artificial intelligence technologies are progressing fast, compliance costs have become a huge financial burden for AI startups, already constrained by tight research & development (R&D) budgets. Complex regulatory processes, that vary across the globe give well-established technology firms an upper-hand over resource-constrained startups.1 If this continues, giant tech firms may monopolize AI technologies, phasing […]

International Relations and Security

Harvard Professor Champions Promotion of African Languages Through AI

04.8.23

The launching of Chat GPT by Open AI has sparked a heated debate about the future of language. Chat GPT is an AI-driven powered chatbot that allows people to have human-like conversations.  In an exclusive interview with the Editor-in-Chief of the African Policy Journal (APJ), Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u, John Mugane, Professor of the Practice of […]

A Leap Across the Rubicon: The Quest to Bridge the IP-AI Nexus in Singapore

11.11.22

AI is poised to dominate the economy of the future, but questions remain about how IP law will adapt to this new environment. As AI systems grow creative and make original inventions independent of the human mind, should the law accord AI inventions the same IP rights as those made by human? Examining cutting-edge legal developments in this field, Marcus Ho calls for Singapore to recognize AI as inventors to promote technological innovation and develop a robust AI eco-system that will drive the digital economy of the future.

Science, Technology and Data

How Art-based NFTs Demonstrate The Need for Self-regulation in Emerging Technologies

06.14.22

In October 2021, art-based non-fungible token (NFT) project CryptoPunk 9998 sold for over $500 million dollars,isetting a world record for the most expensive NFT sold at the time. However, by leveraging blockchain’s transparency, many commentators soon discovered that 9998’s record-breaking price was not the result of a genuine purchase. Instead, the CryptoPunk’s owner simply utilized […]

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