Officials from the Group of Seven (G7) nations are scheduled to convene next week to address concerns related to generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools, such as ChatGPT, according to an announcement made by Japan on Friday. As per a report by Reuters, the leaders of the G7, which includes countries like the United States, the European Union, and Japan, recently agreed to establish an intergovernmental forum called the “Hiroshima AI process” to engage in discussions about the challenges posed by rapidly advancing AI technologies.
On May 30, government officials from the G7 nations will hold their first working-level AI meeting, during which they will explore topics such as intellectual property protection, combating disinformation, and establishing governance frameworks for AI technology, stated Takeaki Matsumoto, Japan’s communications minister.
This meeting takes place as regulators worldwide assess the impact of popular AI services like ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI with support from Microsoft. Notably, the European Union is nearing the enactment of pioneering AI legislation, serving as an inspiration for other governments as they contemplate the application of rules and regulations to AI tools.
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As the chair of this year’s G7, Japan aims to lead discussions on the responsible utilisation of generative AI technology. Matsumoto emphasized that the forum seeks to generate recommendations for the heads of state by the end of the year.
During the recent Hiroshima G7 summit, leaders also expressed the need to develop and adopt international technical standards to ensure that AI remains “trustworthy” and aligns with shared democratic values.
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Matsumoto mentioned that the G7 AI working group will seek input from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to inform their deliberations.