Moving into a new age of technological advancements brings promising potential to world society as Artificial Intelligence becomes a public good used to promote the better well-being of all people. But alongside the opportunities Artificial Intelligence and other technologies have to offer, we also face a threat from private and public entities who aim to exploit the use of these advancements abusing the rights of individuals and the rule of law. AI technologies raise concerns about security, privacy, and fairness in a democratic society.
This phenomenon is not just something we envision in the coming future, but already a practice today both in the public and private sphere.
In order to protect the rights, privacy, and security of all people, a monitoring system must be implemented to supervise actions that violate the rights and security of individuals in democratic values and keep abusers accountable for their actions. A monitor system is of great importance to create a safe environment where there is trust that private and public entities do not take control of personal data through the use of AI for their own means.
Those that misuse their power must face the penalties that come with non-compliance to the norms, standards, common values, and international laws as outlined in the Social Contract for the AI Age and Artificial Intelligence International Accords (AIIA).
Already, Freedom House and other organizations are in place to monitor policies and behaviors in other spheres, but they lack formal authority. The Michael Dukakis Institute can provide a monitoring system to the best of its ability, they must be well structured, staffed, and funded to ensure legitimacy and authority on their assessments and judgments.
The time to implement and support a monitoring system is now as entities already have the capability to infringe on the lives of millions in the world. The cooperation of governments, big corporations, and civil society is of most importance in this time of evolving advancements. Through the implementation of a monitoring system, we can ensure that fundamental human rights, the rule of law, and Social Contract for the AI Age, AI International Accord will be protected in the international community.