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UK's AI Safety Summit: A Success Story In The Making?

By TD NewsDesk

TD NewsDesk

Updated on Tue, Sep 5, 2023

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Attention, folks!

We bet you’ve been bombarded with AI products and offering of late – but did you hear about the AI Safety Summit?

Here is a quick sneak peek at what this summit is all about!

The United Kingdom has declared that it will host a summit on AI safety on November 1-2 this year.

Bletchley Park, the headquarters of Alan Turing and the Allies' codebreakers during World War II, will host the upcoming event to discuss the opportunities and threats posed by the advancement of artificial intelligence on a global scale.

The formal engagement process leading up to the summit has been officially initiated by Secretary of State Michelle Donelan. The Prime Minister's representatives at the AI Safety Summit, Jonathan Black and Matt Clifford, have also begun conversations with a number of countries and frontier AI organisations.

This follows a recent roundtable discussion sponsored by Secretary Donelan, which included members from several civil society organizations on the essential steps towards encouraging collaboration on AI regulation and safety.

The AI Safety Summit will be an important meeting place for world leaders, industry titans, academics and members of tech businesses to discuss the risks and benefits of AI. Its major goal is to help people have conversations that lead to reasonable AI regulations.

The summit also intends to discuss how artificial intelligence may be used for public good in areas such as healthcare, education and transportation.

The government of the United Kingdom (UK) has stated that it is dedicated to working closely with global partners to ensure that artificial intelligence (AI) remains secure and that its benefits are shared around the world.

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So, what exactly is the UK hoping to accomplish at this summit?

The AI Safety Summit has presented the following five goals to be discussed as part of its iterative and collaborative process:
 
  • Coming to a consensus on the dangers posed by AI and the urgent need to take action.
  • Fostering national and international frameworks is essential to ensuring that artificial intelligence is developed in a secure manner.
  • Determining what steps each company should take to improve AI safety.
  • Identifying possible areas for collaboration in AI safety research, such as assessing model capabilities and setting new governance standards.
  • Showing how the world can benefit from the responsible growth of AI.

With estimates of up to $7 trillion in growth over the next decade, the growth potential of AI investment, deployment and associated capabilities is startling. A report published by Google in July estimates that by 2030, AI will have contributed £400 billion to the economy of the United Kingdom alone, equivalent to an annual growth rate of 2.6%.

This month, DeepMind's co-founder Mustafa Suleyman urged the United States to regulate artificial intelligence. There are many other prominent figures in the sector who share Suleyman's concerns and have advocated for action to mitigate the dangers posed by AI.

Since March, when more than a thousand experts signed an open letter warning of "profound risks to society and humanity" from "out of control" AI research, the world has heard little from this group.

Countries, international organisations, businesses, universities and the public sector are just some of the groups actively working on AI. This encompasses the work of the United Nations, the OECD, the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), the Council of Europe, the G7, the G20, and other AI standardisation groups.

The AI Safety Summit will expand upon these efforts by outlining concrete next actions to reduce dangers posed by AI. These actions will include conversations on implementing risk-mitigation measures at relevant organisations, identifying critical areas for international collaboration and developing a long-term action plan.

The AI Safety Summit, aimed at finding a middle ground between using AI for good and preventing its misuse, has the potential to be a watershed moment in the international conversation around AI safety.

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Will the UK government's AI Safety Summit be a key milestone in AI regulation?

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First published on Tue, Sep 5, 2023

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