UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced that the world’s biggest tech companies will allow governments to inspect their artificial intelligence tools for the first time.
Companies such as Meta, Google Deep Mind and OpenAI have agreed to voluntarily test their new AI products before regulators release them to the public — a move officials say could slow the race to create systems that can compete with humans. Guardian.
Sunak made the announcement Thursday following a two-day conference at Bletchley Park, where a diverse group including the world’s richest man (Elon Musk), US Vice President Kamala Harris and a senior Chinese government official agreed that AI poses a serious risk. For humanity.
Speaking to reporters at the end of the summit, Sunak said: “I believe that the achievements of this summit will tip the balance in favor of humanity.”
These steps were celebrated during a conversation with tech billionaire Elon Musk, Sunak, during which Musk explained what he envisions as a dramatically different future for humanity.
“We see here the most disruptive force in history,” he said. “There will come a point where jobs are no longer needed. You can get a job if you want…, but AI can do everything.
For Musk, the summit brought progress. “Just having a vision and highlighting public concerns can be very powerful,” he said.
Yoshua Bengio, considered one of the godfathers of modern AI, will lead the preparation of the first AI safety report. Bengio, winner of the ACM Turing Award — the Nobel equivalent, only for computer science — has been one of the most prominent voices on the dangers of AI.
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