UN chief calls for ‘united’ response to AI threats

UN chief calls for 'united' response to AI threats

At the first AI Safety Summit, held at Bletchley Park, north of London, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a “united, sustained, global response” to the concerns posed by artificial intelligence (AI).

Representatives from the G7, the EU, OpenAI, Google DeepMind, Microsoft, and other corporations attended the two-day meeting, which produced a historic agreement on a new safety testing framework for “frontier” AI models.

Guterres issued a warning about the potential harm that AI might do to jobs, culture, and geopolitics. In order to solve these difficulties, he highlighted the necessity of an international strategy built on multilateralism and the involvement of all players.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak emphasised the value of cooperation in making AI the greatest thing to happen to humanity when he revealed that prominent AI scholar Yoshua Bengio would head a team creating a first report on AI safety.



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