OpenAI founder ChatGPT has drafted a law to regulate AI in Costa Rica after lawmakers in Costa Rica focused on chatbots amid the growing need to regulate the AI industry.
This comes at a time when world leaders are busy arguing over AI regulation amid the rapid growth of generative AI, inspired by the launch of ChatGPT last November.
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Costa Rican lawmakers called on ChatGPT to “think like a lawyer” and draft legislation that could be adopted to regulate the sector in line with the country’s constitution.
According to Reuters report, the chatbot came up with several recommendations, including the creation of an agency to regulate the AI industry. According to the recommendations, this should be guided by the principles of human rights protection, prejudice prevention and accountability.
Lawmakers submitted drafts prepared by ChatGPT in raw form for consideration.
Rep. Vanessa Castro, who led the bill’s introduction, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation that “there was a lot of positive response, but there were also a lot of people who thought it was very dangerous.”
“We have learned that artificial intelligence is just one of the legislative tools that still require human hands,” Castro added.
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AI regulation in Latin America
Across the Latin American region, lawmakers are working to update existing laws on technology or come up with new legal frameworks to manage the proliferation of generative AI.
They are following in the footsteps of the EU. The EU’s AI law includes rules banning “the use of technology in biometric surveillance and disambiguating AI-generated content.”
In May, Rogrigo Pacheco, president of the Brazilian Senate, said: Specification, which was the result of recommendations from the legal community in the 2022 Working Group. The bill focuses on governance, risk classification, principles, oversight and accountability.
Last month, Colombia’s ICT Minister Mauricio Lizcano announced the creation of an AI laboratory aimed at prototyping technologies and their regulations.
“The big challenges we face are protection, privacy, data analytics — black boxes for identifying and controlling algorithms. It’s about ensuring it’s within reach,” Liscano said. Quote as they say.
Mexico also introduced an AI regulation bill in March that focuses on protecting human rights and personal data, and the Peruvian Congress also approved the region’s first law governing the industry in June.
according to economic timesCosta Rica will become the eighth country in Latin America to deliberate legislation governing the AI industry with cybersecurity principles in mind.
But Rep. Johanna Ovando, while in favor of regulating AI, was less than enthusiastic about the bill.
She claims that the chatbot “just made up an article on statistics and the Costa Rican constitution.” Further, she said, her bill was a “wish list.”
“ChatGPT said it should be regulated based on fundamental rights and international treaties,” Odand said.
“But what are those rights and customs? There is no mention of that in the bill.”
AI for Latin Americans, by Latin Americans
in growth Generation AIalso in the Latin America region, is pushing AI regulations to create an environment that supports innovation in the region and allows for healthy competition with big companies such as Microsoft and Google.
So the region wants innovation by Latin Americans, for Latin Americans.
“We are currently colonized by the products of several American multinationals,” said Francisco Garrijo, president of the Ibero-American Association for Artificial Intelligence, a body of experts in the region.
“The best way to deal with this colonialism is to promote the development of local products that can compete with it,” he said.
While the region has been plagued by AI regulations, Brazil has been the subject of intense debate in recent years, with three bills pending in Congress.
Initially, one of the legal frameworks was approved in 2021, but was later blocked by the Senate, citing a lack of enforcement mechanisms.
Algorithm bias researcher and Mozilla Foundation Fellow Tarzício Silva, an anti-racism advocate, was concerned that the debate was excluding minority views.
“The commission consisted of 18 legal scholars and 80 experts, not a single Brazilian racial minority,” Silva said.
“They didn’t care about blacks and indigenous peoples.”