Japan is leaning toward a softer stance on AI regulation than the European Union, according to a government official. The Land of the Rising Sun seems to be aligning more with the U.S. perspective in a bid to stimulate economic growth and establish itself as a leader in advanced chip technology.

This raises the question: Are the EU’s rules too strict? The University of Tokyo’s Prof. Yutaka Matsuo, a prominent figure in Japan’s AI strategy council, suggests that the EU’s requirements are “almost impossible” for deep learning applications. In contrast, Japan’s less stringent approach could stifle the EU’s ambitions of establishing its rules as the global standard.

In the battle for AI dominance, the contrast between the stringent EU regulations and Japan’s softer approach provides food for thought. Is a balance between encouraging innovation and ensuring accountability achievable, or will countries need to pick sides?

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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