Over 1300 technologists and thinkers, including Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE and Sir Ken Olisa OBE, have signed an open letter by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, calling for the UK government and industry to view AI as a positive force rather than a threat. Earlier in the year, an open letter, signed by Elon Musk, calling for a pause in developing large AI systems received more than 33,000 signatories. The BCS letter argues that AI will be beneficial if global professional and technical standards guide its development and use. The letter precedes the first global summit on AI safety, to be held in the UK this autumn, which the government has described as an opportunity for "like-minded countries" to collaborate on the issue.
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