UN Passes First Resolution Regulating AI Worldwide

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The resolution’s passage makes it the second major piece of legislation taking action on AI, though the UN’s effort is symbolic. Such initiatives from the General Assembly lack enforcement — it’s not legally binding. Only Security Council resolutions have the force of law. Regardless, it’s encouraging to see quick successive action from the European Union and the UN to address AI’s benefits and concerns.

If anything, proponents can claim victory in getting both the U.S. and China aligned on AI human rights.

However, nothing will likely impact the technology’s future more than regulations from the U.S. government. But we probably shouldn’t hold our breath — American regulators are prone to be slow to take action.

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