Kevin O’Keefe: “Few in the States seems prepared to regulate AI.”

Kevin has a rare gift for understatement.

At least the EU is trying, but I am under impressed by what they have come up with so far. No EU policy will or even could do for AI what Diamond v. Chakrabarty did for patents on human-made bacteria. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which proved to have significant impact, but AI is a different kettle of fish. The EU has about as much power over AI as King Canute had over the tide.

The EU focus on social equity for people in a few categories is not a bad thing, it’s just myopic. There are more important things to worry about.