The leaders of the G7 countries intend to hold a negotiation process, following which a common vision of artificial intelligence will be formed and the goals of its development will be outlined.
The relevant information is contained in a bulletin jointly published by the USA, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Great Britain, and Japan. These countries intend to organize a special summit by the end of this year, at which a unified concept of attitude to artificial intelligence and its capabilities will be discussed, and a set of goals for the development of relevant technologies will be determined.
The bulletin says that the upcoming discussions will cover such topics as governance, protection of intellectual property rights, including copyrights, promotion of transparency, responding to manipulative actions in the dissemination of information, and responsible use of AI-based technologies.
The G7 leaders, as indicated in the bulletin, stated their intention to interact with technology companies in order to create a system of artificial intelligence standards. It is expected that the result of this cooperation will be the emergence of algorithms for the responsible development of innovation. The bulletin also recognizes the fact that in some cases government policy reduces the pace of technology development.
This joint statement by the leaders of several countries of the world is a clear demonstration that at present governments are not only trying to understand the vector of development of the field of artificial intelligence but also intend to create a regulatory framework for regulating this process.
The last time the US authorities carried out significant regulation of processes in the technology sector was in the late 1990s as part of the Microsoft antitrust case. Now, according to experts, the United States should step up its activities in the relevant field in order to keep up with global competitors.
In May, European lawmakers supported draft rules aimed at regulating the use of artificial intelligence, in particular restricting chatbots like ChatGPT, face recognition in public places, and mechanisms for predicting police actions.
Last week, a Senate subcommittee heard from Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, who called for rules to be developed for his company’s flagship technology. He compared the potential of artificial intelligence with the potential of a printing press but stated the need for restrictive measures in order to prevent possible harm from widespread AI.
Sam Altman believes that mistakes in the development of artificial intelligence will lead to global problems.
Emiaso Gerety, a partner at QED Investors, at the same time, said that technology companies should avoid the temptation to go down the technological rabbit hole while testifying about AI before Congress. Also, according to him, when creating regulations for the sphere of artificial intelligence, one should focus on the ability of a computer to act on behalf of a person and deceive living interlocutors.