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What is the role of private corporations in the regulation of Artificial Intelligence?

In previous posts we have commented on the responsibility of governments to protect their citizens from the possible misuse and abuse of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence.

But let's talk now about the responsibility of those who design, create and use this technology with a lucrative interest, who will do whatever is necessary to reduce costs and increase productivity, where the right of citizens is not the main focus.

The success or failure of an organization is measured in numbers, in net profit, in results and return on investment. But society's progress already includes a new evaluation criterion where the impact of its growth is sustainable, responsible and without negative consequences for humanity.

Organizations such as Omidyar Networks dedicate resources to create more equitable economies, promote the creation of responsible technology and encourage the identification of issues that will mark the course of humanity.

Can we rely on companies to care for citizens and take the initiative to seek inclusion and avoid the devastating effects that technologies like these can have? According to Agustín Rossi, Principal at Omidyar Network, "we have to distinguish between different types of companies. For example, Microsoft has made a remarkable effort to move from being accused of breaking the law, to becoming a proactive actor that seeks consensus and collaboration with civil society and government to think about new regulatory frameworks.

Rossi, who leads the Responsible Technology team, focuses his work on technology policy issues such as privacy and competition in the United States and the European Union, and ensures that "governments, through their laws and regulations, will come to intervene in the creation and use of new technologies, so it is essential that private companies define models for the creation and use of technologies that ensure the inclusion, democracy and welfare of their users.

Full interview with Agustín Rossi below