Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has reiterated his concerns about the need to introduce global regulations to advance artificial intelligence (AI). While Gates acknowledges the benefits that AI can bring to humanity, he also points out the risks involved, particularly in the hands of malicious individuals who could compromise security and hack systems that store valuable and confidential information.
Despite his focus on medical technology through his philanthropic investments in recent years, Bill Gates is closely following advances in robotics and artificial intelligence. Since popularizing ChatGPT, an AI chatbot that has democratized content generation, the tycoon has reiterated the importance of regulating and monitoring its development at every opportunity.
In a recent interview with MSNBC (via La República), Gates argued that it is crucial to establish legal regulations for AI as quickly as possible, otherwise there may come a point where AI could become uncontrollable and its effects unpredictable.
“As the development and refinement of artificial intelligence continues, we will reach a situation where it could become uncontrollable. “AI will dramatically change the nature of jobs,” Gates warned.
The importance of preventing cyberattacks
The tycoon also stressed the importance of preventing cyberattacks as AI could increase its destructive power in the future. Gates emphasized that we live in a time of unprecedented global change.
These statements from Bill Gates came after a series of meetings in Washington DC, attended by prominent figures such as Mark Zuckerberg of Meta and Elon Musk of Tesla, SpaceX and X, as well as Senator Chuck Schumer.
According to AP reports, these meetings discussed tightening government regulations in the United States with the aim of anticipating possible threats from AI in the future. The call for AI regulation is gaining support in technology and policy circles as technology advances in leaps and bounds.