Bilateral agreements on artificial intelligence security signed between Great Britain and the USA

Bilateral agreements on artificial intelligence security signed between Great Britain and the USA

The United States and the United Kingdom have made history by signing an agreement on artificial intelligence, marking the first formal collaboration between the two countries on the testing and assessment of emerging AI models. The agreement, signed in Washington by the British science minister Michelle Donelan and US trade secretary Gina Raimondo, outlines how the governments will share technical knowledge, information, and talent related to AI security.

This groundbreaking agreement represents the world’s first bilateral agreement focused on the safety of AI, as governments worldwide are increasingly seeking greater regulations to address the risks associated with new technologies. This includes concerns related to malicious cyber attacks and the potential misuse of AI in the creation of biological weapons.

Notably, the agreement will facilitate collaboration between the UK’s new AI Safety Institute (AISI) and its US counterpart, enabling the exchange of expertise through the secondment of researchers from both countries. These institutes will work together to independently evaluate private AI models developed by companies like OpenAI and Google.

Modeled after the close collaboration between the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the US National Security Agency on intelligence and security matters, this partnership on AI safety signifies a significant step towards enhancing global cooperation and understanding in the field of artificial intelligence.

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