AI Development Faces Challenges and the Need for Global Cooperation

TapTechNews July 4th news, according to comprehensive reports from the China Securities News and the Shanghai Securities News, at the plenary session of the opening ceremony of the 2024 World Artificial Intelligence Conference and the High-level Conference on Global Governance of Artificial Intelligence held this morning, Xue Lan, the dean of Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University and the dean of the Institute for AI International Governance, said that from a global perspective, the development of AI is facing challenges such as uneven infrastructure and a gap in digital literacy. These problems not only hinder the development of the AI industry but also affect the global governance of artificial intelligence and must be jointly addressed globally.

Xue Lan said that currently, AI may bring some risks.

Technical inherent problems, including the so-called "hallucinations". From the long-term development of autonomous AI systems, it may pose a threat to human society;

Based on the risks brought by technological development, including data security issues, algorithmic discrimination, energy and environment and other problems;

Technology applications, including misuse or abuse, will have an impact on social employment in the long term.

Xue Lan believes that the above problems cannot be ignored. "Many technologies are like two sides of a coin, bringing positive effects while also having risks, and AI may just be a more prominent field." He called for taking development and security as "two wings", establishing international communication and prevention and control systems through multiple channels, and strengthening the multilateral dialogue mechanism among governments; giving full play to the power of the scientific community to achieve continuous improvement of international mechanisms.

Xue Lan said that it is expected that international organizations such as the United Nations can give full play to the comprehensive coordination function and promote the healthy development of the AI industry with the joint efforts of the industry and the scientific community.

This year's World Artificial Intelligence Conference will display AI cutting-edge technologies such as humanoid robots, virtual-real fusion, autonomous driving, drones, and brain-computer interfaces. In the field of embodied intelligence, for example, 45 intelligent robots will be displayed on the conference site, including 25 humanoid robots. TapTechNews will continue to follow up the latest information of this conference.