Britain opts for “adaptable” AI rules, with no single regulator

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LONDON (RockedBuzz via Reuters) – Britain plans to split the responsibility for governing artificial intelligence (AI) between its human rights, health and safety and competition regulators, rather than creating a new body dedicated to the technology.

AI, which is rapidly evolving with advancements like the ChatGPT app, could improve productivity and help unlock growth, but there are concerns about the risks it could pose to privacy, human rights or people’s safety , the government said.

He said he wanted to avoid heavy-handed legislation that could stifle innovation and would instead take an adaptive approach to regulation based on overarching principles such as safety, transparency, fairness and accountability.

The European Union is addressing this issue head-on as it attempts to craft key AI laws and create a new office for AI. The speed at which technology is advancing, however, is complicating his efforts, the sources said.

Britain said its approach, outlined in a policy paper released Wednesday, means it could adapt its rules as technology develops.

He said that over the next 12 months, existing regulators will release practical guidance to organizations, as well as other tools and resources such as risk assessment templates.

He said legislation could later be introduced to ensure regulators apply the principles consistently.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by Mark Potter)

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