Yesterday, leading AI nations, convened for the first time by the UK, agreed the Bletchley Declaration on AI safety. This saw 28 countries agreeing to the urgent need to understand and collectively manage potential risks through a new joint global effort to ensure AI is developed and deployed in a safe, responsible way for the benefit of the global community.
This is the world-first agreement pioneered by the UK and recognises that substantial risks may arise from potential intentional misuse or unintended issues of control of frontier AI. Therefore, the UK has called for global agreement and recognition to deepen the understanding of risks and capabilities that are not fully understood. Attendees have also agreed to work together to support a network of scientific research on Frontier AI safety.
This declaration builds on the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s announcement last week for the UK to establish the world’s first AI Safety Institute and complementing existing international efforts including at the G7, OECD, Council of Europe, United Nations and the Global Partnership on AI.
For more information, please see - Countries agree to safe and responsible development of frontier AI in landmark Bletchley Declaration - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)