Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a term that refers to software applications that use algorithms based on artificial intelligence to perform specific tasks and solve various problems.
AI applications are widely used in various sectors such as healthcare, finance, marketing, and education. They can help with task automation, data analysis, and improved decision-making capabilities.
However, AI also poses some challenges and risks that need to be addressed by appropriate regulation. This was the main topic of debate among some Members of Parliament on Wednesday.
They acknowledged the significant benefits of AI technologies but also expressed their concerns about their potential misuse or harm. They urged for the creation of legislation to regulate AI within the country.
“We need to act now before it is too late for our country’s future. Maybe we should think about setting up an artificial intelligence council,” said Haruna Iddrisu, MP for Tamale South.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, MP for Ofoase Ayirebi, added that “even those who worked on AI are starting to worry about its implications and so it is a good time for us to consider what kind of legal or regulatory framework we need to limit the most dangerous aspects of AI.”