The United States and the United Kingdom announce a formal partnership on artificial intelligence security

Written by David Shepardson

WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) – The United States and Britain announced on Monday a new partnership in science related to the safety of artificial intelligence, amid growing concerns about the upcoming next-generation versions.

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and UK Technology Minister Michelle Donelan signed a memorandum of understanding in Washington to work together to develop advanced tests for artificial intelligence models.

This agreement follows commitments announced at the AI ​​Safety Summit held at Bletchley Park in November.

“We all know that artificial intelligence is the technology that will define our generation,” Raimondo said. “This partnership will accelerate the work of our two institutes across the spectrum to address risks associated with our national security concerns and those of our broader society.”

Under the formal partnership, the UK and US plan to conduct at least one joint pilot exercise in a public access model, and are exploring the possibility of exploring staff exchanges between institutes.

Both are developing similar partnerships with other countries to promote AI safety.

“This is the first agreement of its kind anywhere in the world,” Donelan said. “AI is already an extraordinary force for good in our society, and has enormous potential to address some of the world’s biggest challenges, but only if we are able to control those risks.”

Both countries plan to exchange basic information about the capabilities and risks associated with AI models and systems, as well as technical research on the safety and security of AI.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing in Spanish by Aida Pelaez Fernandez)

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