Google CEO Sundar Pichai compares AI to climate change.
Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, said artificial intelligence will proliferate globally, and it is our responsibility to create guardrails.
Bloomberg’s Emily Chang asked Pichai how to reach a global consensus on “smart AI regulation” at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO summit in San Francisco on Thursday.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said AI “will proliferate” and that “AI advances will reach out to all countries, so there’s no unilateral safety in this kind of technology.”
In the event that AI goes wrong in one country, he said, it could affect other countries, making it difficult to regulate locally.
Pichai compared it to climate change and the planet in some ways. “We all live on the same planet.”. This also applies to AI.” That’s why “you have to start building frameworks globally,” he said.
Pichai has warned about the need for countries to build global frameworks in recent months. There have been some signs of progress in the discussions, including at the G7 Summit in Japan earlier this year. President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping also agreed to start a dialogue on artificial intelligence yesterday.