UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak aims to update government guidelines on regulating artificial intelligence (AI) and its development. Guardian report May 26th.
Previous proposal has expired
The Guardian reported that the Sunak government released a white paper in March, but that the proposals in the document are now outdated.
Going forward, the Sunak government may tighten regulations in response to new developments. A government spokesman said the regulation was aimed at ensuring public safety, saying “some of this technology is advancing so rapidly that it is unknown.”
Sunak met with AI sector leaders such as OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and Google DeepMind CEO. Demis Hassabis upon May 24th. He then met with Google CEO Sundar Pinchai on May 26. After initial talks, the government acknowledged risks such as “disinformation and national security” and potential “existence threats.”
Sunak is reportedly aiming to create an international regulatory agreement on AI development, while bipartisan MPs are focused on pushing for legislation to create rules for companies working on AI in the UK. .
Either plan could lead to the creation of a new regulatory body.
Other regions also regulate AI
Other jurisdictions are already trying to regulate the industry. Italy was one of the first countries to block ChatGPT in April and lifted the ban in May.
Other regions, such as Spain, France and parts of Germany, are also investigating possible AI data protection and privacy breaches. The European Parliament has issued an “AI law” and Europe is now looking to broadly regulate the AI industry. May 11th.
US Senators also held hearings on May 16, where OpenAI CEO Sam Altman testified and argued for the creation of AI regulations.
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