IANS | 29 Aug, 2023
IBM Chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna on Monday emphasised that
artificial intelligence (AI) does need guardrails and regulations to
avoid user harm, but the focus should be on regulating bad use cases,
not to pause the overall technology which has tremendous potential to
transform the world.
A strong proponent of AI and its future
impact on certain repetitive and mundane human tasks, Krishna told IANS
that some of the fears associated with AI are well-founded.
AI, there a possibility that you can have misinformation spread really
fast now. AI can make misinformation more persuasive. However, stopping
AI won’t achieve any purpose as bad actors will move from one country to
another to spread harm as AI can easily cross boundaries,” noted the
Indian-origin CEO of the tech behemoth.
In such a scenario, regulating bad and harmful use cases of AI would be a sensible and practical way forward.
goal should be to spot those bad AI use cases and tell those behind it
that if we catch you, you can be subjected to penalties, fines and
criminal cases, etc,” said Krishna.
During the ‘B20 Summit India
2023’ last week, Krishna said AI will take on certain low-level tasks
and boost overall productivity, thus helping economics and companies
The aim, he said, is to make sure that tech companies have a "secure and accountable AI".
the Indian government will not regulate AI but rather adopt the
approach of regulating user harm from AI and create robust guardrails,
Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar,
recently told IANS.
“AI will be a kinetic enabler of our digital economy and the government sees it that way,” the Minister stressed.
Krishna also maintained that we need to make the bad actors pay in the ever-evolving field of AI.
“I don't think pausing or licensing AI altogether will be an effective step,” he told IANS.
aims to become a global powerhouse of AI which does not just stop on
integrating foreign chatbots but building next-generation AI-based
innovations to empower billions of citizens.