Mapping AI Laws and Strategies

As AI technology advances rapidly, many questions rise about the safety of the technology and in what ways it could negatively impact society. It’s true that AI could provide us with a lot of social good, but there is potential for harm too. That’s why the team at AIPRM did extensive research on the laws and initiatives countries are developing worldwide. Their information comes from a live database created by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. New strategies and ideas occur every day so this database is the most reliable source for updates.

The team used this data to create a detailed map on how many laws or policies each country has developed as well as how much they’ve spent on this, and whether or not the country has a national strategy to address AI. They even broke down how many policies are in four categories: AI Enablers and Incentives, Financial Support, Governance Policies, and Guidance and Regulation Policies. These initiatives are developing programming to fund AI development as well as working on laws that dictate AI research and use.

These are the countries that have spent the most on developing AI strategies:

  • United States
  • European Union
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Portugal
  • Turkey
  • France
  • India
  • Colombia

The European Union set a precedent for horizontal AI laws with the “AI Act.” This law set standards regarding the testing, transparency, accountability, and data quality that tech companies must adhere to. This law could be a strong blueprint for AI laws in other places.

The graph indicates that countries are investing the most in governance and regulation, which probably comes as no surprise. AI has the potential to do things we can’t even predict now, so we can probably expect this map to grow and change in the coming years.

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