Last updated: January 25, 2023, 5:41 PM IST
Nvidia Corp. Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang said on Tuesday that the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence will create powerful tools that require legal regulation and social norms that have yet to be worked out.
Huang is one of the most prominent figures in the field of artificial intelligence because Nvidia’s chips are widely used in the field, including in a supercomputer that Microsoft Corp. built for the startup OpenAI, in which Microsoft said on Monday it would invest an investment of several billion dollars.
Huang was speaking at an event in Stockholm, where officials on Tuesday said they were upgrading Sweden’s fastest supercomputer using tools from Nvidia to develop, among other things, a so-called large language model that will speak fluent Swedish.
“Remember that if you take a step back and think about all the things in life that are either convenient, possible or great for society, it can probably cause some potential harm as well,” Huang said.
Lawmakers such as Ted Lieu, a California Democrat in the US House of Representatives, have called for the creation of a US federal agency that would regulate AI. In a New York Times op-ed on Monday, Lieu argued that systems such as facial recognition used by law enforcement could potentially misidentify innocent people from minority groups.
Huang said technical standards bodies should set standards for building safe AI systems, similar to how medical bodies set rules for the safe practice of medicine. But he also said laws and social norms would play a key role for AI.
“What is the social norm for using it? What the legal standards (are) for its use need to be developed,” Huang said. “Everything is currently under development. The fact that we’re all talking about it puts us in a much better place to end up in a good place.”
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