US Vice President Kamala Harris and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak are set to join politicians from around the world at a forum dedicated to the risks of rapid advances in artificial intelligence.
Sunak organized the first AI Security Summit as a forum where technology officials, experts and entrepreneurs can understand “frontier” AI, which some scientists say threatens the very existence of humanity.
Leaders from the United Nations and the European Union joined the talks on the second day of the forum, held at a former code-breaking base near London. It began Wednesday with an agreement signed by 28 nations, including the United States and China, to seek “agreement and shared responsibility” for AI risks and a plan for future meetings in South Korea and France over the next year.
The forum does not seek to develop binding rules. Sunak has said the UK should not rush to regulate AI but first fully understand it.
Harris, by contrast, said in a speech at the U.S. Embassy on Wednesday that the world must address “the full spectrum” of AI risks, not just existential ones like massive cyberattacks or AI-created biological weapons.
Announced the creation of an AI safety institute in the United States to develop model testing guidelines for public use. Sunak had proposed a similar institute days earlier.
Sunak has also proposed creating a global panel of AI experts similar to the UN panel on climate change. He is expected to provide more details of his proposal at the meeting, which also includes UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
After the forum, he plans to have a conversation with Tesla CEO Elon Musk that will be broadcast live on the X network, which belongs to Musk.