Britain Issues ‘Bletchley Declaration’ on AI Safety

Britain Issues 'Bletchley Declaration' on AI Safety
Britain Issues 'Bletchley Declaration' on AI Safety

The declaration, signed by 28 countries and the European Union, was made public on the first day of the AI Safety Summit, which was held at Bletchley Park in central England.

Britain created a “Bletchley Declaration” on Wednesday, signed by countries including the United States and China, to increase global efforts to collaborate on artificial intelligence (AI) safety.

“The Declaration fulfills key summit objectives in establishing shared agreement and responsibility on the risks, opportunities, and a forward process for international collaboration on frontier AI safety and research, particularly through greater scientific collaboration,” Britain said in a separate statement that was attached to the declaration.

The proclamation encouraged entities creating cutting-edge AI technology to be transparent and accountable about their intentions to measure, monitor, and reduce any dangerous capabilities.

“This is a landmark achievement that sees the world’s greatest AI powers agree on the urgency behind understanding the risks of AI and helping ensure the long-term future of our children and grandchildren,” said Rishi Sunak, the prime minister of the United Kingdom.

It outlined a two-pronged agenda centered on identifying dangers of common concern and increasing scientific understanding of them, as well as developing cross-national measures to reduce them.

“This includes, alongside increased transparency by private actors, developing frontier AI capabilities, appropriate evaluation metrics, tools for safety testing, and relevant public sector capability and scientific research,” according to the statement.

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