LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters)-Britain has chosen tech expert Matt Clifford and former senior diplomat Jonathan Black to lead preparations for its global summit on artificial intelligence (AI) this year. The two will rally political leaders, AI companies, and experts ahead of the event this autumn, the government said on Thursday.
Clifford, co-founder, and CEO of investment firm Entrepreneur First, told Reuters he hoped the summit would set the tone for future international debates on AI regulation.
“But this is not about saying the UK has the one right approach that we want all countries to adopt,” he said. “There are going to be many areas of AI policy where each country needs to adopt whatever works best for them.”
Other countries, however, favor a wait-and-see approach or are leaning towards a more flexible regulatory regime. Britain has opted to split regulatory responsibility for AI between those bodies that oversee competition, human rights, and health and safety, rather than creating a new body dedicated to the technology.
Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) economies, comprising Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain, the United States, and the European Union, May called for the adoption of standards to create trustworthy AI and to set up a ministerial forum dubbed the Hiroshima AI process.
Reported by Paul Sandle and Martin Coulter Edited by Sharon Singleton and David Goodman