In November, the United Kingdom will hold a meeting on artificial intelligence at the former headquarters of its World War Two codebreakers as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak positions the country as a global leader in ensuring the security of the rapidly evolving technology.
The government said on Thursday that the meeting will be held on Nov. 1 and 2 at Bletchley Park, the Milton Keynes location where mathematician Alan Turing deciphered Nazi Germany’s Enigma code.
Government representatives, academics, and tech company executives will gather to evaluate the risks of AI and how to manage them.
According to a government official who requested anonymity, the meeting would probably include topics including how to stop AI from being used to distribute false information during elections and the usage of the technology in conflict.
There is no better location to host the first-ever global AI safety summit than Bletchley Park, according to Sunak, because the UK has historically been home to revolutionary technologies of the future.
We must grasp and address the risks to ensure that artificial intelligence grows securely in the years to come if we are to fully take advantage of its incredible opportunities.
Following a meeting with President Joe Biden in Washington in June, Sunak declared that Britain would host a summit and stated his desire for the country to serve as the conceptual and physical hub for AI legislation.
Governments from all across the world are debating how to regulate the potential drawbacks of AI without hindering innovation.
Jonathan Black, a former senior diplomat and deputy national security adviser, and IT entrepreneur Matt Clifford have been chosen to oversee summit preparations.
Instead than creating a new organization specifically for the technology, Britain has chosen to divide regulatory responsibilities for AI among the authorities that supervise competition, human rights, and health and safety.
Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) economies—Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain, the United States, and the European Union—called for the creation of a ministerial forum known as the Hiroshima AI process and the establishment of standards to create reliable AI in May.