AI Policies Under the Microscope: How aligned are they with the Public?

The attributes delineated below serve as fundamental considerations for the development and evaluation of effective AI governance policies. While it is difficult for a single piece of legislation to embody all of these attributes, they nonetheless offer a meaningful framework for shaping responsible and effective policy.

AI that’s smarter than humans? Americans say a firm “no thank you.”

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“As we’re asking these poll questions and getting such lopsided results, it’s honestly a little bit surprising to me to see how lopsided it is,” Daniel Colson, the executive director of the AI Policy Institute, told me. “There’s actually quite a large disconnect between a lot of the elite discourse or discourse in the labs and what the American public wants.”

One think tank vs. ‘god-like’ AI

Because of the scale of computing systems needed to produce a super-intelligent AI, Colson argues such endeavors would be easy for governments to monitor and regulate.

“I see that science experiment as being too dangerous to run,” he said.

Should We “Move Fast And Break Things” With AI?

The recent poll conducted by the Artificial Intelligence Policy Institute (AIPI) paints a clear picture: the American public is not only concerned but demanding a more cautious and regulated approach to AI.