Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Regulating AI Development to Optimise Its Benefits

Stuart Russell, a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and a top specialist in artificial intelligence called for a shift in how businesses approach constructing AI and for governments to regulate AI to protect human interests. The proposition was suggested to ensure AI that serves human interests and to prohibit the release of dangerous AI.

Artificial intelligence (AI) tools are becoming increasingly influential as tech companies race to deliver them. Some academics have cited artificial general intelligence (AGI) in this technology. AGI would be the first time an AI could learn and solve problems independently, much like a human.

Chatbots and other AI-enabled generative tools have given the public a window into AI’s capabilities and potential pitfalls. However, the stakes are high because of the potential for transformative impact and the “low-ball” estimate of US$13.5 quadrillion in value creation from AGI, as described by Russell.

The current path of AI development has raised a concern that humans might lose control over machines. He proposed that researchers and developers create a different approach to developing AI. The one that ends up with AI systems that help people and a more advanced civilisation.

Systems that are more intelligent than humans, either as individuals or as a group, are more powerful entities than us. Russell posed the question at the lecture, “How do we retain power over entities more powerful than us, forever?”

He voiced this issue over the opaque nature of AI systems like AI-enabled generative tools. It’s worrying because it needs to be clarified if AI tools are trying to achieve anything on their own. There is still the question of whether they can achieve their objectives or if ours are compatible with theirs. He used the example of a chatbot that constantly declared its love for a New York Times reporter, who repeatedly rejected the bot, to imply that AIs may be capable of such behaviour.

In his opinion, it is dangerous to release systems into the wild whose inner workings don’t fully grasp, and which may or may not be following their purposes. “We need to acknowledge that it doesn’t know what those interests are and to seek evidence to identify and act upon those interests,” he noted.

Considering this, he proposed reconsidering AI ideas like planning, reinforcement learning, and supervised learning that presume an established goal. Instead, it must also be built “well-founded,” with a thorough knowledge of each part and how it affects the whole. The regulation will help engineers foresee how these systems would function.

“I can’t think of any other way to make myself feel confident in the actions of these systems,” Russell stated.

Russell argues that AI could fundamentally alter our world. It has the potential to either enhance the lives of people everywhere or wipe out human civilisation. Great care and strict regulation have been taken with the last “civilisation-ending technology,” nuclear power. There is stringent oversight even in relatively calm technological domains like aviation. Since AI has a magnificent impact on human civilisation, it is also necessary to regulate it.

An existing international legal framework defines accountable AI and guides in this area. Before artificial intelligence (AI) is released into the wild, its creators should be able to demonstrate that it is safe, reliable, and poses no significant threat to society. Countries should make these ideals into laws that all businesses must follow.


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,800 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service. For more information, visit