EU & US sign AI research agreement

30/01/2023 | European Commission

The EU and US governments have signed an Administrative Arrangement on Artificial Intelligence (AI), building on shared principles outlined in the Declaration for the Future of the Internet, signed in April 2022. It is also part of the joint AI roadmap agreed upon during the EU-US Trade and Technology Council meeting in December 2022. In a statement, Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market, said: "Today, we are strengthening our cooperation with the US on artificial intelligence and computing to address global challenges, from climate change to natural disasters," while US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the arrangement "will drive responsible advancements in AI to address major global challenges." 

In related news, Professor Arvind Narayanan of Princeton University discussed the hype surrounding AI technology in an interview with The Markup. Professor Narayanan highlighted ChatGPT, an example of generative AI, along with other categories, including automating judgment and those aiming to predict social outcomes. Responding to concerns about the technology, Narayanan said, "There can potentially be massive shifts, benefits, and risks in many industries, but I cannot see a scenario where this is a 'sky falling' kind of issue."

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