The future of AI governance
AI is the most important technology of the twenty-first century and will profoundly impact every industry and segment of society. One of the central questions facing policy makers around the world is how to manage the benefits and drawbacks of this technology. While overly restrictive government regulation could stifle innovation and block AI’s advantages, a governance vacuum may create regulatory uncertainty that discourages investment even while leaving citizens vulnerable to potential harms. Ideally, AI governance effectively addresses its risks and reassures public confidence, while being capable of evolving with, rather than impeding its progress.