G7 Summit Leaders Call for Stricter AI ‘Guardrails’

World leaders are addressing their concerns AI at the G7 summit in Hiroshima on Friday and proposed setting up “guard rails” to monitor developments technology. The summit, which will address other issues, including Ukraine war, China RelationsAnd clean energyis bringing the AI ​​discussion to the table for the first time at the request of President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan.

Leaders from the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the US and Canada are attending the G7 summit and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the country will become the Lead the movement towards better AI regulations. Sunak said that while AI can benefit society, it is important to introduce it “safely and securely with guard rails in place”.

He said The guard“I think the UK has a track record of being a leader and bringing people together, particularly in terms of technological regulation in the Online Safety Act… And in this case too, the companies themselves have worked with us and have expected of us.” that we provide these guardrails, as they will and have done with AI.”

The conversation comes at a time when experts are warning against it harmful effects of AIand while much of the dialogue revolved around it ChatGPTExperts have expressed their concern about this The engagement of AI in the healthcare sector as well as. Experts from the UK, US, Australia, Costa Rica and Malaysia wrote in the BMJ Global Health Journal that among the risks are “the potential for AI errors to harm patients, privacy and data security issues, and the use of AI belonging in ways that lead to harm.” will exacerbate social and health inequalities”, The guard reported.

Sunak has long been a proponent of AI development and previously said it has the potential to boost economic growth and transform public services. However, he struck a more cautious tone at the G7 summit, advising other leaders to focus on regulation instead Middle.

Speaking at the summit, Von der Leyen said that “the potential benefits of artificial intelligence for citizens and business are great,” but added the caveat: “At the same time, we need to agree on guidelines for the development of AI in the EU.” that reflect our democratic principles.” She said yes in a statement The Financial Times“We want AI systems to be accurate, reliable, secure and non-discriminatory, regardless of their origin.”

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing zackzwiezen@ustimespost.com.

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