UK, US sign ‘landmark’ agreement on AI safety

UK, US sign ‘landmark’ agreement on AI safety

The UK and US have signed a landmark deal to work together to test advanced AI.

The agreement, which was signed on Monday, will see both countries work together to develop “robust” methods for evaluating the safety of AI tools and its systems.

This agreement represents a landmark moment, as the UK and the United States deepen our enduring special relationship to address the defining technology challenge of our generation,” said Michelle Donelan, the UK’s secretary of state for science, innovation and technology.

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) said the new partnership will take effect immediately and the collaboration will help the government keep pace with emerging risks around AI.

“We all know AI is the defining technology of our generation,” Gina Raimondo, the US commerce secretary said.

“This partnership will accelerate both of our institutes’ work across the full spectrum to address the risks of our national security concerns and the concerns of our broader society.”

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