In many industries, but especially those with a potentially adversarial relationship to society like advertising and arms, self regulatory organizations (SROs) exist to provide voluntary regulation of actors in those industries to assure society of their good intentions. For example:
AI, especially AGI, is an area where there are many incentives to violate societal preferences and damage the commons and it is currently unregulated except where it comes into contact with existing regulations in its areas of application. Consequently, there may be reason to form an AGI SRO. Some reasons in favor:
Some reasons against:
I'm just begining to consider the idea of assembling an SRO for AI safety, and especially interested in discussing the idea further to see if it's worth pursuing. Feedback very welcome!