In recent months, policy discussions have cited the need for some form of global governance for AI : from US Senate Justice Committee hearings to press articles, we have seen repeated calls to create an IPCC, CERN or IAEA equivalent for AI. Given that without adequate safeguards, some of AI’s capabilities, such as automated software development, chemistry and synthetic biology research, and text and video generation, could be misused to cause harm, an inclusive and multilateral solution is needed to mitigate them while addressing — and not exacerbating—the global digital divide.
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