Promise Over Peril: Part Two
Strategies for Effective AI Governance
While the private sector continues to develop and advance in generative artificial intelligence (GenAI), governments around the world are grappling with how to regulate this rapidly evolving tech landscape. In the United States, President Biden’s recent executive order establishes new safety measures and standards, and in the European Union, policymakers have introduced the EU AI Act with similar goals. In China, the government has developed arguably the most stringent regulations on GenAI to date.
As these governments and others across the globe attempt to catch up to the technological capabilities of GenAI, the obligation to balance innovation and protections becomes increasingly difficult. Governments around the world will look to these early governance archetypes for adopting their own strategies, and providing an effective GenAI governance model that others can adopt will have lasting effects and major implications for privacy, equity and civil rights, national security, and economic opportunity and security.
In light of the critical need to examine the requirements, rules, and regulations needed now more than ever,Foreign Policy held a discussion with leading policymakers and AI experts on creating a governance framework for responsible AI and a tech-forward future.
This event was the second installment in a six-part series on the future of generative AI produced in partnership between Foreign Policy and Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP). For more on the topic, you can read SCSP’s comprehensive report here.