S.C.R. NO.














Urging congress to begin a discussion considering the benefits and risks of Artificial intelligence technologies.



     WHEREAS, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the way we live, work, and interact with each other. With the rapid advancements in AI technology, machines are becoming smarter and more autonomous, leading to the emergence of new applications and services. However, with great power comes great responsibility, and AI also poses several potential dangers that could have serious implications for society; and


     WHEREAS, one of the most significant dangers of AI is the potential loss of jobs due to automation. As machines become more capable, they could replace human workers in many industries, leading to mass unemployment and economic upheaval.  While some experts argue that AI will create new jobs to replace the old ones, others fear that the transition could be too sudden and disruptive, leaving many people without work or income; and


     WHEREAS, another potential danger of AI is the risk of bias and discrimination. Machine learning algorithms are only as good as the data they are trained on, and if the data contains biases or stereotypes, then the AI system will replicate those biases in its decisions. For example, a hiring algorithm that is trained on data that reflects historical discrimination against certain groups could perpetuate that bias by automatically rejecting job applications from those groups; and


     WHEREAS, artificial intelligence also raises concerns about privacy and security. As more data is collected and analyzed by machines, there is a risk that personal information could be leaked or misused. This could have serious consequences for individuals, such as identity theft or blackmail. In addition, AI systems could be hacked or manipulated by malicious actors, leading to potentially catastrophic outcomes such as cyberattacks on critical infrastructure; and


     WHEREAS, perhaps the most significant danger of AI is the risk of unintended consequences. As machines become more powerful and autonomous, it becomes more difficult to predict how they will behave in complex and unpredictable situations.  There is a risk that AI systems could make decisions that have unintended and harmful consequences, such as causing accidents or initiating conflicts; and


     WHEREAS, while AI has the potential to bring enormous benefits to society, it also poses several potential dangers that must be taken seriously. As we continue to develop and deploy AI systems, it is essential that we carefully consider these risks and take steps to mitigate them. This includes investing in research on the social and ethical implications of AI, developing robust standards and regulations to ensure the safe and responsible use of AI, and promoting transparency and accountability in the development and deployment of AI systems. By doing so, we can ensure that AI is a force for good, rather than a source of harm, in our rapidly changing world; now, therefore,


     BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Thirty-second Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2023, the House of Representatives concurring, that Congress

is urged to begin a discussion considering the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence technologies; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED knowledge of the fact that in a matter of seconds, artificial intelligence software generated all of the above whereas clauses in this resolution in response to the question: "write an essay explaining the potential dangers of artificial intelligence", should alert policymakers

to the power and potential dangers of these technologies; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED yesterday's solutions to curbing overreach by technological software are quickly becoming obsolete and as a result, through evaluation of potential

checks on AI technology is needed; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED national leaders are urged to evaluate the use of AI in public sector identification technologies, such as those being deployed by law enforcement and in military technologies; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED easy to understand, universal safety guidelines should be considered for adoption, such as Isaac Asimov's three rules of robotics or other guidelines to limit the involvement of AI in use of force application; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Senate President Pro Tempore, Majority Leader of The Senate, Minority Leader of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, and the Hawaii congressional delegation.









Report Title: 

Artificial Intelligence; Technology