UK, US, China and EU commit to cooperate on AI

AI should be designed, developed, deployed and used in a manner that is safe, so that it will be human-centric, trustworthy and responsible, signatories of the Bletchley Declaration adopted at UK AI Safety Summit say.

UK, US, China, EU and several other countries declare they “welcome relevant international efforts to examine and address the potential impact of AI systems in existing fora and other relevant initiatives, and the recognition that the protection of human rights, transparency and explainability, fairness, accountability, regulation, safety, appropriate human oversight, ethics, bias mitigation, privacy and data protection needs to be addressed”.

“Actors developing frontier AI capabilities, in particular those AI systems which are unusually powerful and potentially harmful, have a particularly strong responsibility for ensuring the safety of these AI systems, including through systems for safety testing, through evaluations, and by other appropriate measures.”

The signatories wish to deepen their understanding of the potential risks of AI systems, and in particular frontier AI. Actions to address them is especially urgent. The signatories therefore commit to sustain an inclusive global dialogue and meet again in 2024.

At the Summit, the US announced that it is creating an US Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute to evaluate the most advanced AI models. At the end of October, US President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order in AI with privacy standards.

The declaration was signed by the 28 countries, and the European Union, present at the UK AI Safety Summit. The Summit continues today.

See: GOV.UK -  The Bletchley Declaration by Countries Attending the AI Safety Summit, 1-2 November 2023

Read more about UK AI developments in PL&B UK Report November 2023.