The United Kingdom announced on Thursday (26) that it will create the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) defense agency, Reuters reported. The report comes a week ahead of the first global summit on the risks of AI, which Britain is leading.
What you need to know:
- According to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, the company “Explore, evaluate and test new types of AI”;
- Sunak’s announcement comes days before a global meeting on the risks of AI, which will feature at least 100 participants, including representatives of AI companies, political leaders and experts. The event will take place in the United Kingdom from November 1 to 2;
- Sunak wants Britain to be a global leader in AI security – it’s worth remembering that the EU is in a race to define and regulate the rules for using the emerging technology.
The Institute will advance global knowledge of AI safety, carefully researching, evaluating and testing new types of AI so that we can understand what each new model is capable of, and more closely examine all the risks of social harm, such as bias and misinformation. In everything.
Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister of Great Britain.
During his speech before the global gathering in London, Sunak pointed out that only governments can address the risks posed by AI. He hopes participants will agree on the nature of the risks and establish a global panel to assess them.
If it gets it wrong, AI can make it easier to develop chemical or biological weapons. In the most unlikely but extreme cases, there is also the risk of humanity completely losing control of AI.
EU moves ahead on AI rules
The announcement comes in the same week that European Union (EU) parliamentarians agreed on a key piece of new AI rules, bringing them closer to a broad agreement on AI legislation.
Now, through meetings between parliament and EU member states, the standards must be agreed upon in a process known as vetting to finalize the final versions of the laws. See more here!
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