Second Global AI Summit: 16 Companies Make Safety Pledges

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On Tuesday, sixteen leading companies in the field of Artificial Intelligence pledged during a global gathering to advance the technology responsibly, particularly as regulatory bodies struggle to keep pace with swift advancements and emerging threats.

Among these companies were industry giants such as Google, supported by a broader endorsement from the Group of Seven (G7) major economies, the European Union, Singapore, Australia, and South Korea. This commitment was made during a virtual summit co-hosted by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol.

According to South Korea’s presidential office, participating nations agreed to prioritize safety, innovation, and inclusivity in the development of AI.

President Yoon emphasized the necessity of safeguarding AI to uphold societal well-being and democracy, citing concerns like deepfake technology.

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Participants emphasized the importance of harmonizing governance frameworks, establishing a network of safety institutes, and engaging with international organizations to build upon existing agreements.

Companies committed to safety measures included Zhipu.ai, supported by China’s Alibaba, Tencent, Meituan, and Xiaomi from the UAE’s Technology Innovation Institute, as well as Amazon, IBM, and Samsung Electronics.

They pledged to release safety frameworks for assessing risks, avoid models with inadequately mitigated risks, and ensure governance and transparency.

Beth Barnes, the founder of METR, a group advocating for AI model safety, stressed the necessity of reaching an international consensus on “red lines” beyond which AI development would pose unacceptable risks to public safety in response to the declaration.

Source Reuters

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