Western lawmakers’ ignorance on this topic has put countries well behind in their regulation of AI. Laws like those proposed in Europe are a good start, but the public also deserves to know exactly how these companies make the systems they've released into the world. AI is a technology that can pose an existential risk and requires serious intervention by the public sector.
AI is actually not new — it's been used to convenience consumers for years now. Although there’s always the potential for human abuse, combatting the issue doesn't necessarily require over-regulation. AI instead requires a more nuanced understanding of the promise and context of evolving technology by the public.