Can existing laws cope with AI revolution?

A recent Brookings's article proposes a hypothesis which might surprise:

As artificial intelligence spreads throughout society, policymakers face a critical question: Will they need to pass new laws to govern AI, or will updating existing regulations suffice? A recently completed study suggests that, for now, the latter is likely to be the case and that policymakers may address most of this technology’s legal and societal challenges by adapting regulations already in the books.

If the status quo of U.S. policies is relatively well-suited to withstand the social challenges generated by AI, one might think that the analysis proposed could be applied to other normative spaces... at least until unsuspected technological applications arise.

This content has been updated on 10 February 2022 at 16 h 09 min.