China, US, and EU Agree to Work Toward AI Safety

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The Bletchley Declaration signed in Britain brings China alongside the US and the EU to work toward AI safety.

In a one-of-a-kind summit, China, the US, and the European Union of 27 countries agreed to work toward risk management for artificial intelligence development. China’s agreement to support Europe and the US is noteworthy and allows many wary tech executives as well as political leaders to breathe a sigh of relief with this development.

Safeguards against risks of AI including misinformation and disinformation have long been in the pipeline. Chinese minister of science and technology, Wu Zhaohui, joined US and EU leaders as well as tech leaders such as Elon Musk and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman in Britain to sign the “Bletchley Declaration,” with the aim being to work together and establish a common approach on oversight.

The declaration also aims to identify risks and tackle them scientifically.

More recently, the generation of human-like dialog has fanned the flames of fear among experts and the masses alike, making safeguards for unintended consequences much more important.

UK’s government published an announcement about the AI Safety Summit held on November 1-2, in which it commented that AI poses significant risks, including in daily life.

The announcement reads:

Substantial risks may arise from potential intentional misuse or unintended issues of control relating to alignment with human intent. These issues are in part because those capabilities are not fully understood and are therefore hard to predict.

With this, we’re one step closer to international cooperation in managing AI risk.

By Abhimanyu

Unwrapping the fast-evolving AI popular culture.