Some Members of Parliament are calling for the institution of legislation to oversee the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the country.
Despite acknowledging the benefits, discussions held in parliament on Wednesday reveal that a significant number of MPs are worried about the dangers of unregulated use of AI. According to them, there need to be provisions that would ensure that AI technologies are used for prudent objectives.
“Those who worked on AI are beginning to worry about the potential and so it is an opportune time for us to consider what kind of architecture, legal or regulatory to limit the most dangerous parts of AI,” MP for Ofoase Ayirebi, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said.
Another MP also warned of a “bleak” future should no action be taken presently to control the use of AI technologies.
“If we do not act now the future will be bleak for our country. Probably, Mr. Speaker, we should consider establishing an artificial intelligence council,” MP for Tamale South, Haruna Iddrisu said.
Artificial Intelligence seems to be taking over the world as various institutions have incorporated the world-changing mechanism into their works. Schools have welcomed AI as it would make teaching and learning better and easier.
However, nations are worried about the devastating dangers associated with it should it not be regulated properly.
Whereas some workers fear losing their jobs, it has been explained that only those who cannot use it will be left behind in this rapid evolution of human civilisation.