It's almost like the EC want to make lawyers rich.
Remind me again, how many commissioners are lawyers?
The European Commission put forward rules on Wednesday aimed at making it easier for Europeans to sue companies for damage caused by AI technologies going awry. The proposed AI Liability Directive aims to do a few things. One main goal is updating product liability laws so that they effectively cover machine-learning systems …
Of course, we're "taking back control™".
The reality of which means to instead give it away to those with larger bank accounts and controlling stakes in
propaganda media companies (be they new or old media).
Oh what a time to be alive...
Nuke icon because by this point it'd be an improvement.
Of course it's like that in Europe. Endless commercials for lawyers offering no-win no-fee compensation if you had an accident that wasn't your fault, or owned a VW, or were mis-sold insurance, etc.
It used to be banned in the UK, but Tony Blair changed that, unfortunately.
I wish people would stop calling it AI when it's nowhere near AI, it's just machine learning, i.e. crunching vast amounts of data to spot patterns and building recognisers to approximate those patterns.
It also give bad faith companies a loophole: M'Lud, we don't use AI, we only use ML.
But isn't that how human intelligence works? We receive input from the outside world, merge it into our subconscious, and subconsciously parse the data in relation to other experiences we have had or are having to produce a result.
To me, the difference between what is a modern AI system versus a traditional Expert system is that in an expert system humans build the decision trees that the algorithms traverse to reach a decision.
What we call AI systems today may still effectively be a decision tree - a massively grown by many orders of magnitute tree compared to our hand-built 20th Century expert system decision trees, but it is built by the AI system itself. Humans don't hand-build the tree, they create the algorithm and point it at a massive trove of data and the AI builds that tree itself. And it's able to modify that tree on the fly as more learning occurs, and it's able to use fuzzy logic to combine and merge different branches of the tree into new branches.
Basically, companies that use AI can harm you in many direct social and economic ways.