On February 28th, 2023, the BGF High-level Dialogue on Regulation Framework for AI Assistants and ChatGPT took place online. The event was chaired by Governor Michael Dukakis, Chair of BGF, and Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO of BGF, who co-moderated.
The keynote speaker was Vint Cert, a renowned computer scientist and one of the fathers of the Internet.
The keynote speech by Vint Cerf addresses the arrival of large-scale language models such as GPT-3 and the risks associated with the use of machine learning. Cerf notes that machine learning is a narrower kind of intelligence that uses multi-layer neural networks, which were previously discounted in the 1960s as inadequate. However, over the last decade or so, they have become extremely powerful in their functionality. Cerf points out that there are risks associated with the use of machine learning, and these risks can be categorized similarly to the risks associated with self-driving cars. Cerf suggests that low-risk applications of machine learning include making suggestions to users, while high-risk applications include medical diagnosis and automated surgery. Cerf notes that one of the challenges associated with machine learning is the inability to predict or anticipate how the system might go off the rails.
Please watch here for his full presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PciaYct9Kg
Distinguished scholars and experts in the field of AI and law, including MIT professors Alex Pentland, Nazli Choucri, Harvard professors Martha Minow, former Dean of Harvard Law School, Ruth L. Okediji, director of Berkman Center, Thomas Patterson, David Silbersweig, and Stanford scholar Margaret Hagan, Brandeis scholar Shyamal Sharma, Caroline Irma Maria Nevejan, Chief Science Officer with the City of Amsterdam, professor Zlatko Lagumdzija, former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Professor Francesco Lapenta in Rome, were in attendance.
This event was significant and pioneering as it discussed regulations for ChatGPT and AI Assistants as the Social Contract for the AI Age recommended as a center of Power in the AI Age.