Social scientists, humanists should be involved in AI regulation efforts: Op-ed


Decisions about regulating artificial intelligence (AI) should not be left solely to those developing the technologies themselves, writes Nicholas B. Dirks (University of California, Berkeley) in an op-ed for Times Higher Ed. Dirks argues that humanists, social scientists, and community leaders of diverse backgrounds are needed to solve the complex challenges posed by AI. The author asserts that “scientists and technologists must participate in a genuinely collective and fundamentally humanist project,” to which university expertise will be instrumental. While AI has the potential to do much good, Dirks concludes that thought leaders and experts are needed to evaluate the wider societal impacts and subsequently inform the regulation of this new technology.

Times Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)