Singapore Seeks Feedback on Generative AI Framework
- By Paul Mah
- January 18, 2024
Singapore has proposed a new governance framework for generative AI and is seeking international feedback for it.
Developed by the AI Verify Foundation and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), MGF-GenAI builds on an existing framework for traditional AI last updated in 2020. It is expected to be finalized by mid-2024.
The AI Verify Foundation was launched in June 2023 to harness the collective power and contributions of the global open-source community and aims to develop AI testing tools for the responsible use of AI.
As we reported then, the AI Verify Foundation has seven pioneering premier members: the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Aicadium (Temasek's AI Centre of Excellence), IBM, Microsoft, Google, Red Hat, and Salesforce.
A framework for generative AI
The new framework builds on previous ideas from a discussion paper published by IMDA and Aicadium last year and draws on earlier work on suggested practices for the evaluation of generative AI models for safety.
Designed to be comprehensive, MGF-GenAI seeks to set forth a systematic and balanced approach to address generative AI concerns while facilitating innovation.
Nine key dimensions of AI governance were identified, which include areas such as accountability, data, safety, incident reporting, testing and assurance, security, and content provenance.
“A careful balance needs to be struck between protecting users and driving innovation. There have also been various international discussions pulling in the related and pertinent topics of accountability, copyright, misinformation, among others,” notes the executive summary of the proposed framework.
Moreover, the interconnectedness of the disparate issues in generative AI meant that they needed to be viewed in a “practical and holistic” manner with no possibility of a single intervention to address every challenge.
“Our contribution to the global conversation is partly why we have chosen the World Economic Forum to be the launch pad for the updated framework and to seek international inputs,” said Singapore Minister for Communications and Information, Josephine Teo.
“It’s also partly because this field is so nascent. We believe that in order to make progress, somebody has to offer something, put it on the table, and then the global conversation can be further enriched.”
The proposed framework can be accessed here (pdf).
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