Monday, August 28, 2023

It is impossible to restrict the pace of technology; the solution lies in protections and rules that encourage progress: The CEO of Microsoft discusses AI rules


Delhi, India: Brad Smith, the president of Microsoft, has argued that despite the fact that it is impossible to halt the advance of a powerful technology, the solution is for safeguards and laws to move faster in the midst of a raging global debate regarding the risks and benefits of AI. In an interview with PTI, Smith stated that AI has the potential to benefit the people of India and the world more than any other technological advancement of this century. However, he also stated that in addition to his optimism, he is of the opinion that it is necessary to accept the enormous responsibility that AI entails and to implement it correctly. Man-made intelligence - which will progressively decidedly affect regular work and day to day existence - would require regulations and guidelines both at a public and global level, he said.

Smith, who is also Vice Chairperson of Microsoft, said that India's new data protection law is "a good law," praised the country's digital public infrastructure, and said that India has become one of Microsoft's most important markets.

Microsoft will proceed to enlist and put resources into the nation is a "inevitable result", said the Microsoft honcho as he underlined the US tech monsters' profound obligation to Indian market.

"At the point when you ponder Microsoft, India has become quite possibly of our most significant country, for clients, yet for representatives and for talent...even in a year where the tech area in certain regards expected to shed a few positions, India developed for Microsoft," Smith said. Microsoft, he brought up, has a bigger number of representatives here today than it completed a year prior.

India's Computerized Public Framework likewise got a ringing support from the Microsoft senior chief, who lauded the country's "administration" in computerized innovation. He noted that India has made the most advancements in digital technology since 2020 than any other nation.

On the triad of identity, payments, and data management framework that the nation is demonstrating, he stated that India's digital public infrastructure is not only developing but has also piqued the interest of other nations that want to replicate it.

"When I compare the situation in India today to what it was a year ago when I was here, we see that this digital public infrastructure is not only continuing to advance here but that more and more countries want to adopt it." So this G20 meeting is, I think, a vital chance for India. It is an exhibit for the universe of all that is proceeding here, remembering India's initiative for computerized innovation," he said.

He confirmed that laws and regulations will be required regarding the requirement for global AI safeguards.

"We want to focus on security and that expects that sort of regulation or guideline. I don't think technology can really advance at a slower rate. So I don't think the response is to request that innovation designers delayed down. I think the response is to request those from us who truly carry out controls, protections and regulations to move quicker," he pushed.

To an inquiry concerning unmistakable tech voices sounding a caution about the risks presented to mankind by computer based intelligence, Smith said he is hopeful about the innovation yet that there is a need to embrace "the gigantic obligation that we have".

"I believe that we ought to get out of bed every morning and carefully consider both sides of that coin. That's what assuming we do, assuming we think comprehensively, in the event that we act sincerely, we will work well for mankind. That must be our main goal," he said adding that building shields is "properly" one of the large subjects of conversation in 2023.

It is relevant to make reference to here that over the course of the last months, numerous worldwide specialists and tech pioneers have forewarned about the existential danger to humankind from simulated intelligence, contending that it should be viewed as a cultural gamble at standard with pandemics and atomic conflicts.

The rise of AI and large language models (generative AI) has raised concerns about its potential negative effects, such as its potential use as a weapon to disseminate propaganda and misinformation or its role in eliminating millions of white-collar jobs.

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