As AI models rapidly advance, Meta’s President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg has called for greater industry collaboration and transparency in AI development.
In an opinion piece for The Financial Times, Clegg argued that the risks of AI evolution are increasing, in terms of misuse, misinformation, and even AI systems that might extend beyond human understanding.
“We need to establish broader-reaching rules right now, in the early stages of AI development, in order to mitigate the potential harm of later shifts,” Clegg wrote.
To do this, Clegg has proposed a new set of agreed principles for AI development, which focus on greater transparency and collaboration among all AI projects.
The main focus is on transparency, and providing more insight into how AI projects work.
“At Meta, we have recently released 22 ‘system cards’ for Facebook and Instagram, which give people insight into the AI behind how content is ranked and recommended in a way that does not require deep technical knowledge,” Clegg wrote.
Clegg proposes that all AI projects share similar insight, which goes against the industry norms of secrecy in such development.
Meta also calls for developers to join the ‘Partnership on AI’ project, of which Meta is a founding member, along with Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and IBM.
The Partnership on AI is a non-profit organization that promotes responsible AI development.
“We believe that by working together, we can build a more open, accountable, and ethical AI ecosystem,” Clegg wrote.
The call for greater transparency and collaboration in AI development is a timely one, as AI technology continues to advance at a rapid pace.
By working together, the AI community can help to mitigate the potential risks of AI evolution and ensure that AI is used for good.