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  Artificial intelligence

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In a statement issued on Tuesday, a group of leading AI experts issued stark warnings about the technology, comparing the risks with pandemics and nuclear war. Sam Altman, CEO of ChatGPT creator OpenAI, was among the signatories. He proposes the establishment of an international authority analogous to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Commentators are mostly dubious.

Europe wants lead the way in the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI): around two years after the EU Commission presented its Artificial Intelligence Act, parliamentary committees are calling for tighter regulations such as a ban on face and emotion recognition systems. A step in the right direction?

Concerns about artificial intelligence are growing. Yesterday, Geoffrey Hinton, one of the pioneers of the technology, joined the critical voices. Hinton quit Google saying he is worried that humans will lose control of the technology and warning that people may soon "not be able to know what is true anymore". Commentators echo his fears.

More than 1,000 tech industry and research experts - including Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak - have warned in an open letter about "significant risks" posed by artificial intelligence (AI). They call for a halt of at least six months in the development of the technology and the establishment of a regulatory framework. Commentators discuss whether the technological advances in AI can and should be stopped.

Launched in November 2022, the AI-based chatbot ChatGPT can answer almost every question and is able to formulate its responses in a natural, conversational way. Whether - and in which genres - the texts generated can match those produced by humans is a matter of debate. Commentators discuss how to handle this new and powerful tool.

The artificial intelligence-based chatbot ChatGPT has been open to the public on the website of provider OpenAI for a week now. Within just a few days over a million users registered to ask the programme questions and chat. Commentators discuss what the innovative language generation model can and can't do.

The European Commission has presented the world's first legal framework governing the use of artificial intelligence (AI). In future, AI systems the use of which potentially pose a risk to the safety or rights of people will be subject to strict regulations. In the case of particularly clear risks, for example if free will is manipulated, a ban will apply. The initiative is aimed at boosting trust in AI.

The European Commission is to present three papers on digital strategy, its second key project alongside the European Green Deal today. In the reports the Commission explains among other things how it proposes to promote and regulate artificial intelligence. Not a moment too soon, Europe's media find.

The EU has presented ethical guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence. Businesses, research institutes and authorities will now test the guidelines in a pilot phase after which legislation is to be drawn up. Politics and society are still far too passive when it comes to shaping the future, commentators complain.

Artificial intelligence has created huge expectations for the future of the economic system, the labour market, mobility and day-to-day life. At the same time over and above concerns about data protection and cyber security, fears are growing that robots could replace people. Commentators in Europe look at how AI can be developed in such a way that everyone can benefit.