The challenges of regulating AI


The EU proposes that some AI systems are unacceptable including social scoring systems, similar to what is used in China to rate a person's social behaviour. — 123rf.com

Prof Dr Mohammad Ershadul Karim, a senior lecturer with University Malaya’s Law Faculty, points out that the same thinking applies to artificial intelligence (AI), which requires massive amounts of data to function.

He says laws relating to the collection and usage of personal data like Malaysia’s Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA) act as the first layer of defence in protecting public privacy in the face of widespread adoption of AI systems.

Prof Mohammad Ershadul suggests setting up a national taskforce to monitor AI systems. — MOHAMMAD ERSHADUL KARIMProf Mohammad Ershadul suggests setting up a national taskforce to monitor AI systems. — MOHAMMAD ERSHADUL KARIM

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