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EU's AI Regulations Could Lay Blame With CTO

August 18, 2020, Waters Technology

John Ahern is quoted in Waters Technology regarding the unintended consequences of AI regulation. Mr. Ahern shares that if the EC isn’t careful in writing future AI legislation, that the old law of unintended consequences could kick in. “What we need to be attentive to is where in the chain of liability are individuals affected. Think, for example, of the CTO: if there is a flaw in the design of a database product, or an algo, or any other form of AI product or service, does that mean that, from either a liability or a regulatory perspective, the human being overseeing the process or the product design or the development now has an increased risk of liability in one form or another? … And where individuals have regulatory or legal liability, there is a risk/reward quotient that comes into taking on that role, and the risk increases.”

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