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The AI Race Is Pushing Companies To Use The Technology Without Guardrails

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Organization applying advanced AI models to their businesses have weak or non-existent guardrails, according to The Artificial Intelligence Index Report 2024, which was published on 15 April by the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University in California,.

The report cites a Responsible AI (RAI) survey of 1000 companies conducted by Stanford researchers in collaboration with Accenture to gain an understanding of the current level of RAI adoption globally and allow for a comparison of RAI activities across 19 industries and 22 countries. The survey’s aim was to develop an early snapshot of current perceptions around the responsible development, deployment, and use of Generative AI and how this might affect RAI adoption and mitigation techniques. A significant number admitted that they had only some – or even none – of the guardrails in place.

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Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.