Political parties put AI regulation in the too hard basket

Political parties put AI regulation in the too hard basket
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Peter Griffin
“Politicians don't really know what they're talking about when they are talking about AI,” Green party MP Chlöe Swarbrick told a conference on artificial intelligence in Wellington this week. It was a refreshing admission from the Auckland Central MP, who said that she is “no Luddite” but that politicians are well outside their comfort zone, as with cryptocurrencies and other technologies that raise the spectre of dedicated regulatory interventions. That was very clear as MPs from Labour, National,...

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