International AI Needs Agreement, or Businesses Will Face Confusion

There is no shortage of hype around artificial intelligence, and the need for an international AI approach is growing more acute. For instance, the U.S. this week said it could limit investments from China in AI and biotechnology.

The former head of Google China once commented that within the next 10 years, most unicorns — tech companies valued at $1 billion or more — will be international AI ones and that 50% of jobs will be replaced by AI. The UK’s Defence Science & Technology Laboratory has invested £100,000 ($127,000) for research into AI for defense.

As multiple sectors turn to machine learning and related technologies, there is no denying the value of the innovations and applications being considered. But, within this rapidly growing industry, there remains a huge void. There is little to no international AI policy to guide developers and users.

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