The Role Of Government And Industry In Safeguarding AI

Jun 17, 2024News

Lila Kee, the General Manager for GlobalSign‘s North and South American operations, as well as the company’s Chief Product Officer.


AI Governance In Action

These key points were top of mind at a recent event I attended, sponsored by the Boston Global Forum (BGF), titled “Governing the Future: AI, Democracy and Humanity.” The event was facilitated by BGF cofounder Nguyen Anh Tuan and attended by leaders in academia, technology and public policy. Dr. Alondra Nelson, Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, also spoke about the importance of ensuring policy innovation keeps up with AI innovation.

My takeaway was that policymakers and stakeholders shouldn’t overly fret about not having a deep understanding of the technology stack behind AI. Instead, they should focus on how AI could help sustain and enhance global initiatives impacting human rights.

Industry initiatives, for example, are focusing on developing standards to distinguish between AI-generated and original images. The AI Governance Alliance advocates for traceability in AI-generated content; this could be achieved through various watermarking techniques. Similarly, C2PA, an industry-led coalition, focuses on the traceability of original and real-world captured content.