April 14, 2024 2:38 pm
Bilateral agreements on artificial intelligence security signed between Great Britain and the USA

In a groundbreaking development, the United States and the United Kingdom have signed 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 partnership signifies a significant step towards enhancing global cooperation and understanding in the field of artificial intelligence. It 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, this partnership will facilitate collaboration between two institutes – UK’s new AI Safety Institute (AISI) and its US counterpart – enabling researchers from both countries to exchange expertise through secondment. These institutes will work together to independently evaluate private AI models developed by companies like OpenAI and Google. This modeled after close collaboration between UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and US National Security Agency on intelligence and security matters.

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