US & UK Join Hands to Advance the AI Safety

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  • April 4, 2024

In a significant stride toward global technological collaboration, the United States and the United Kingdom have inked a landmark agreement to combine efforts in advancing Artificial Intelligence safety. This partnership marks a notable commitment by the Biden administration to collaborate with international allies in the regulation of AI technologies.

Under the freshly signed memorandum of understanding, the US Commerce Secretary, Gina Raimondo, and the UK Technology Secretary, Michelle Donelan, have pledged to synergize their scientific methodologies to foster rapid development and assessment of AI models, systems, and agents. This agreement, which takes effect immediately, is poised to bolster the AI safety endeavors of both nations.

“Our partnership signifies our proactive approach towards AI concerns,” stated Raimondo. “Through our united efforts, our institutions will deepen their understanding of AI systems, enabling more comprehensive evaluations and the formulation of stringent guidance.”

This announcement is part of a broader initiative by the Biden administration to engage with international partners on AI regulation. An executive order issued in October underscored the importance of establishing global AI frameworks, highlighting the administration’s forward-looking stance on AI governance.

The collaboration will focus on harmonizing AI safety testing approaches and conducting joint testing exercises on accessible AI models. Moreover, the partnership aims to leverage a shared pool of expertise through potential exchanges between the respective AI safety institutes.

The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, which houses the AI Safety Institute, spearheads the country’s efforts in AI safety. Since its leadership establishment and consortium launch in February, involving over 200 stakeholders, the institute has been at the forefront of national AI safety initiatives.

This transatlantic cooperation is expected to pave the way for further collaborations with other nations, emphasizing the global imperative of AI safety. “AI development’s safety is a universal concern,” remarked Donelan. “Collaboration is key to mitigating the risks of AI while maximizing its potential to improve our lives.”

She also shared the pictures from the event on her official Twitter account.

By uniting their strengths, the US and UK not only aim to advance AI safety research and standards but also set a precedent for international cooperation in the face of technological challenges.

But not everyone received the news positively, people showed their concern, such as:

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