Rishi Sunak tackles existential AI threats ahead of UK security summit

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has pledged to address the fears around Artificial Intelligence (AI) ahead of the world’s first artificial intelligence security summit next week.

The national speech by Sunak on Thursday (October 26) follows the publication of a landmark AI paper by the UK government on the potential and risks of the emerging technology.

“Artificial intelligence will bring new knowledge, new opportunities for economic growth, new advances in human capabilities, and the opportunity to solve problems we once thought were beyond us. But it also brings new risks and new fears,” Sunak said.

“The responsible thing to do is to face those fears head on,” Sunak added, “giving you peace of mind that we will keep you safe while ensuring you and your children have every opportunity for a better future. that artificial intelligence can bring.”

Sunak said he “truly believes that technology like artificial intelligence will bring about a transformation as big as the industrial revolution, the advent of electricity or the birth of the Internet.”

The speech follows a new report released that claims artificial intelligence has the ability to help terrorists plan biological or chemical attacks.

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Genetic AI could “be used to gather knowledge about physical attacks by violent non-state actors, including chemical, biological and radiological weapons,” the report says.

It could also make it harder to trust online content and increase the risk of cyber-attacks by 2025.

The report, which is based mostly on genetic artificial intelligence, was made in part with declassified information from intelligence agencies.

During his speech, the Prime Minister announced that the UK would establish “the world’s first artificial intelligence security institute”.

“It will advance the world’s knowledge of AI security and carefully examine, evaluate and test new types of AI so we understand what each new model is capable of, exploring all the risks,” he said.

Laura Petrone, an analyst at research firm GlobalData, said the UK was “taking a cautious approach” to regulating AI.

“The EU and China have been the most active in envisioning regulatory frameworks and will likely set the standard for AI regulation in the coming years. The UK is not putting any legislation in place for fear of stifling innovation,” he said.

Adding: “However, the UK needs to be part of the conversation around AI and AI security standards and best practice, and next week’s summit would be a great opportunity to achieve just that ».

Jaeger Glucina, MD and Chief of Staff at legal copilot AI Brightnesshe said Verdict that while risk and security are important when talking about artificial intelligence, focusing on these elements can mean country risk misses the potential of the technology.

“Only time will tell if the Summit will merely provide a spectacular photo opportunity for global policymakers or a truly productive forum for regulatory discussions,” Glucina said.

“Regardless, moving forward there needs to be a clear focus on how the UK can promote AI and ensure it represents an attractive place for AI businesses to start, grow and float,” he added.

UK AI Security Summit

The first in the world Artificial Intelligence Security Summithosted in the UK, will see world leaders in government and technology discuss the potential threats AI poses to elections and National security.

The landmark two-day event, which starts on November 1, follows the UK government’s concern that artificial intelligence “could threaten global stability and undermine our values”.

Business leaders, industry experts and politicians are expected to discuss everything from the impact of artificial intelligence on internet security to its role in equality.

The myriad risks posed by artificial intelligence require “an urgent international conversation given the rapid pace at which the technology is developing,” according to the UK government.

UK Science, Innovation and Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan said: “We are setting out a focused plan for the AI ​​Security Summit to address the risks of border AI, so together with our partners across the world we can reap the enormous benefits that this transformative technology has to offer.

“Artificial intelligence presents a tremendous opportunity to drive economic growth and transformative breakthroughs in medicine, clean energy and education.”

The summit will be held at Bletchley Park, with Matt Clifford and Jonathan Black who was recently appointed to lead the talks.

Bletchley Park was central to the team of computer scientists who broke the enigmatic code in World War II. Alan Turing was among the team, and the work done to crack the enigmatic code remained secret until the mid-1970s.

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