Europe has a new plan to get ahead of dangerous artificial intelligence: An “AI Pact.”
The boom of generative artificial intelligence tools like chatbot ChatGPT has triggered a global scramble of regulators trying to keep the technology under control. In meetings with industry leaders this week, and with global peers in past months, the European Union — the Western world’s de facto digital policeman — has quietly been building support for a global pledge to build and use these new tools responsibly.
“We are in the middle of things,” Margrethe Vestager, the Commission’s executive vice president responsible for digital affairs, told reporters this week. “And while we’re in the middle of things, we see generative AI and the large language models are developing really, really fast.”