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Dilemma of the Artificial Intelligence Regulatory Landscape

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When legal regulations get ahead of technological developments, the progress of society may be constrained. Conversely, when technological developments run ahead of legal regulations, unregulated new technologies may harm society, defying technological development's fundamental purpose.

This is exactly what has happened in the world in the past decade, as technological developments have far outpaced legal regulations. Worse, traditional legal frameworks focus on the relationship between people, whereas we must develop a legal framework to regulate relations between people and intelligent machines in the current era. Integrating AI technologies into human society imposes unique legal challenges without any precedence.


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