Ever since Chat GTP became mainstream, the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been hotly debated in the media, politics and academia. The call to regulate its development has been growing stronger, even from the leading developers of AI themselves. The fear that an unchecked arms race in AI development could wreak havoc on society is looming large.
The Progressive Post takes the opportunity of this very special week to dedicate a timely dossier on what is at stake in the AI question – and how to harness it. It has been, indeed, just yesterday that the European Parliament voted in favour of the AI Act. This is world premiere: the first serious attempt to regulate AI globally, hopefully leading to the establishment of tight guardrails for the development of AI as well as keeping high-risk AI systems in check. And, en passant, re-establishing the EU as a global rule setter in tech.