How governments can help AI development
Outside regulation, governments can shape its development through infrastructure.
Aside from regulating generative artificial intelligence (AI), governments can also help shape its development to avoid the uncertainty trap.
Deloitte Insights said regulators that are unfamiliar with AI may become hesitant to issue rules, which could hold back innovators that are trying to avoid going against future regulations. This could create a vicious cycle.
“Acting as a regulator is one of the three roles the government can play,” Deloitte said in a report.
“In addition to regulation, governments can also shape the development of a technology by providing needed infrastructure or by using their buying power as a user of technology.”
Governments have provided physical infrastructure, technical infrastructure, and even human capital infrastructure. Meanwhile, the government’s large buying power means they can create large market incentives.
“There remain significant opportunities for leaders to use governments’ buying power and infrastructure to guide AI toward desired outcomes without holding back its development.”