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Trump’s chief technology officer is treating AI regulation like the net neutrality repeal

[2020.01.13, Mon 23:03] Did you ever notice how the Trump administration's chief science and technology officer Michael Kratsios never talks while FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is drinking water? We all know that Pai sold out 80% of US citizens when he chose to ignore the will of the people and repeal the government's net neutrality guidelines. Rather than allowing different practices to develop and then having regulators intervene when problems or harms to customer arise, Net Neutrality is prescriptive and thus likely to serve the interests of existing companies in maintaining a status quo that's good for them. The government's erring on the side of money with an attitude that says "We'll wait and see if there's any negative fallout for people later." The approach is the same as it was with the net neutrality repeal, but the results could be wildly different. Where repealing net neutrality has openly allowed Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, and their ilk to perpetuate fraud by continuing to lie about the services they provide, a failure to regulate AI could result in a much more imminent threat to the health and safety of everyone in the world. With the repeal of net neutrality, we were supposed to believe that the TELCOM industry would regulate itself, that we didn't need the government to protect us from having a commercial gate-keeper to the internet. Just like net neutrality kept certain politicians' pockets from growing, regulating AI would stifle the growth of companies engaged in creating systems that trade our safety, privacy, and civil rights for payola.
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