Sunak to tighten AI rules, calls for UK to be global regulatory hub

31/05/2023 | The Guardian

Following the news last week that, for the first time, the UK government has acknowledged the existential risk of artificial intelligence (AI), Rishi Sunak is reevaluating the UK's regulatory approach to AI over concerns the technology could pose a serious threat to humanity. 

Industry experts are warning the UK's white paper: AI regulation: a pro-innovation approach, published in March, is already outdated, prompting the prime minister and officials to consider ways to tighten regulations. Sunak is urging his allies to develop an international agreement on AI development and potentially establish a global regulator. “The starting point for us is safety, and making sure the public have confidence in how AI is being used on their behalf. Everyone is well aware of the potential benefits and risks of AI. Some of this tech is moving so fast it’s unknown,” a Downing Street spokesperson said.

In related news, The Guardian reports Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, will tell US President Joe Biden that the UK should take a leading role in coordinating the development of international regulations governing artificial intelligence (AI) during a visit to Washington DC next week.  

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Rishi Sunak, 10 Downing Street

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