OPINION: Safeguarding Data is Our Best Hope
to Control AI
Congress shouldn't let myopic anticipation of the future be the enemy of the opportunities to build critical data policy now.
"Artificial intelligence is coming — this much we know. Some iterations of it are already apparent in our daily lives: Google completes questions as you type; Instagram suggests a “new connection"; and Alexa responds to your commands. But the introduction of generative AI applications such asChatGPT and a growing number of competitors has now left us with more questions than answers regarding the impact of this technology and its implications for our lives and society at large.
While it’s responsible for Congress to raise questions about AI, creating policies on its prospective application may run the risk of deterring future innovations or, worse, exacerbating the dangers it may present."