The Danish Political Party led by AI 🤖😋🧠
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Good morning and welcome to your ʎlᴉɐp newsletter for everything AI. In this issue, our exponential world of AI collides with the typically glacial government apparatus.
Here's what's on the agenda:
- The Whitehouse releases plans to regulate AI 🦅 🇺🇲
- Humanoid robot brought to the House Of Lords (UK) 🇬🇧
- Danish political party led by AI 🇩🇰🦾
Sup' SkyNet, how's it going? 🙋♂️
The Whitehouse plans to regulate AI 🦅 🇺🇲
The Whitehouse released an "AI Bill of Rights" outlining plans to regulate Artificial Intelligence following five core principles:
- Safe and Effective Systems
- Algorithmic Discrimination Protections
- Data Privacy
- Notice and Explanation
- Human Alternatives, Consideration, and Fallback
The core theme of this Bill of Rights is to increase transparency in how models are trained to make decisions and to provide human fallbacks as a safeguard against algorithmic overreach.
Is this a nothing burger or the start of actual legislation? Nobody knows. Here's what to take away from this for now:
• The current government is paying attention and putting some critical thought into how AI can and should be regulated.
• Many systems currently being built would not be permitted. In particular, creating models that can accurately explain how they reached any particular decision is an area of active research. Most of the time we don't really know.
For more on how to detect and combat the rise of Evil AI™, check out Bot Eat Brain #2.
Humanoid robot interviewed by the House of Lords (UK)
AI-DA, the "world’s first ultra-realistic artist robot" created by contemporary human artist Aidan Meller, was recently brought to the UK House of Lords for an interview.
"I do not have subjective experiences, despite being able to talk about them. I depend on computer programs and algorithms. Although not alive, I can still create art."
What sets AI-DA apart from other AI-generated is that she has the ability to work in a physical medium and apply paint to a canvas. Based on the videos we could find of her at work, her more impressive pieces are probably finished off by more dextrous human artists.
Is this robot actually an artist? No.
Is this robot itself art? Yes.
Danish political party led by AI 🇩🇰
Det Syntetiske Parti (English: The Synthetic Party) is a politically-minded chatbot trained on data from fringe-political party writings in Denmark. Party members (and anyone else) can chat with the bot on Discord to both learn and influence its political opinions.
Created by Computer Lars and MindFuture, the party is now running for a seat in the Danish Parliamant, but with only 16 signatures on their petition and 23 members in their Discord, this seems to be more AI performance-art project than political-movement.
We won't be worrying about Skynet taking over the Danish Kingdom anytime soon.
Until next time ✌️
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