UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced during London Tech Week that OpenAI, Google DeepMind and Anthropic have committed to providing early or priority access to their AI models to support assessment and security-related research. From the IT crisis.
This comes after the UK government announced its intention to host a global AI security summit. The UK is allocating more funding to the sector than any other government, with a £100m investment in a task force of AI security experts.
The British government also revealed that the AI Security Taskforce will focus on basic AI models. Sunak highlighted collaborations with leading labs such as Google DeepMind, OpenAI and Anthropic and praised their commitment to providing access to their models for research and security purposes. He underscored the importance of developing better assessments and understanding the risks and opportunities of these systems.
Sunak reiterated the announcement of the previous AI Security Summit by comparing it to the COP climate conferences. He expressed his desire to make the UK not only the intellectual home, but also the geographical home of global AI safety regulation. The shift in position reflects the government’s rapid shift toward AI security, having previously favored a pro-innovation approach to AI regulation.
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