Calls to regulate AI ignore how consumers help shape innovation

In Politics by Michael Rae

Early generative artificial intelligence applications like ChatGPT can create writing and art on command that many believe marks a sea change in what computers are able to do. Calls to manage the further development of this technology through top-down “pauses” and heroic attempts at regulation now come from many of the people who seemingly know the most about the technology, including OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.  

Headline-grabbing doomsday scenarios appear more the product of cultural baggage from famous thought experiments and science fiction films much older than the applications now being called AI. Beyond this futuristic veneer, the AI debate is in