In a “landmark accomplishment” that brought the UK’s artificially intelligent summit to a close, leading developers of artificial intelligence agreed to collaborate with authorities to test new frontiers models prior to release in order to help mitigate the risks associated with the quickly expanding technology.
Governments and organizations are racing to create regulations and protections because many tech and political luminaries have warned that if AI is not managed, it might destroy consumer privacy, endanger human safety, and bring about a worldwide catastrophe.
At the first-ever AI Safety Summit held on Wednesday at Bletchley Park, the site of British World War II code-breakers, elected officials from the US, EU, and China decided to collaborate on defining risks and developing strategies to reduce them.
The proclamation, the testing action, and the promise to establish an international risk panel, according to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, among others, would “tip the equilibrium in favour of humanity”.
He said that a “landmark agreement” had been made by the US, the EU, and other “like-minded” nations with a few select corporations at the forefront of AI, based on the idea that models ought to be thoroughly evaluated prior to as well as after they are implemented.
The “Godfather of AI,” Yoshua Bengio, will assist in presenting a “State of the Sciences” presentation to foster mutual comprehension of the opportunities and threats that lie ahead.
“Until recently the only people assessing the safety of freshly developed AI models were the employees of the very corporations developing it,”
About a hundred politicians, academics, and tech executives have gathered at the summit to discuss how to move forward with a technology that has the potential to completely change how businesses, society, and economies function. Some of them are even aiming to create an autonomous organization that will oversee the entire world.
A Chinese deputy minister attended a symposium on highly powerful general-purpose models known as “frontier AI” on Wednesday with other political leaders, marking a first for Western attempts to oversee the safe development of AI.
The Vice Minister of Science and Technology Wu Zhaohui agreed a “Bletchley Declaration” on Wednesday, but China did not sign the testing agreement on Thursday as it was not there.