Like other people, you may admire generative AI tools like ChatGPT and Dall-E but also worry about their potential impact on society: Will they fill us withof convincing but false information and images? Will they damage the intellectual property rights of writers, artists and other creators? Are they? ?
You may be at least slightly relieved to know that world leaders and policymakers seem to be paying attention. On Saturday, the leaders of the Group of Seven, or G-7, countries issued a bulletin about their summit this week in Hiroshima, Japan, with concerns about artificial intelligence placed alongside many other international issues.
The leaders of the G-7 countries — Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US (in addition to the EU) — called for a G-7 working group to establish by the end of the year the Hiroshima Process. of AI, for holding talks about how best to deal with chatbots, image generators and other AI technologies. The talks will center on developing an international framework “to achieve a common vision and goal of reliable AI,” the bulletin said.
“These discussions may include topics such as governance, protection of intellectual property rights including copy rights, promotion of transparency, response to manipulation of foreign information, including disinformation, and responsible use of these technologies,” the bulletin said.
While it’s unclear what exactly might come of the talks, the G-7’s focus on AI is another sign that people in high places are aware of concerns around the technology and are wary of consent. its progress will continue unabated. The G-7 bulletin follows other recent government steps to examine and address AI and its potential risks.
This week, a US Senate subcommittee on privacy, technology and law asked Sam Altman, CEO of ChatGPT creator Open AI, about the pros and cons of AI, and Altman agreed that a type of regulation. Earlier in the month, US Vice President Kamala Harris met with tech CEOs to discuss AI risks, and the White House unveiled a series of initiatives aimed at addressing those risks. And in April, the European Union released draft rules that will govern many AI technologies.
Ever since AI chatbot ChatGPT burst onto the scene late last year, capturing people’s imaginations with human-like conversational abilities and answers to questions, tech companies have been quick to riding. They fear that a failure to keep up with AI could make them obsolete. Microsoft added an AI chatbot to its Bing search engine, Amazon released an AI coding partner and, most recently, Google unveiled its own AI search innovation, with AI taking over the pride of place at the tech giant’s annual I/O conference.
In their bulletin, the G-7 leaders said they will work with tech companies and others to develop standards for AI aimed at “responsible innovation and implementation.” They also acknowledge that government policy has not always kept pace with the rapid growth of technology.
“We know that, while rapid technological change strengthens societies and economies, international governance of new digital technologies has not necessarily kept pace,” the bulletin said. “As the pace of technological evolution accelerates, we confirm the importance of addressing common management challenges and identifying potential gaps.”
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