Biden signs executive order to regulate AI amidst crypto and tech industry gains
- President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to regulate artificial intelligence (AI), aiming to reduce risks and ensure safety.
- Tech companies, including Microsoft, Meta Platforms, and Alphabet, have pledged to deploy AI safely.
- The move comes amidst gains in the tech industry, with Alphabet, Meta, and Amazon seeing significant share price increases.
‘World-first’ Bletchley declaration on AI safety agreed ahead of summit
- The “Bletchley declaration on AI safety” has been agreed upon ahead of the AI safety summit, marking a global conversation on AI risks.
- The summit will host representatives from 27 countries and leading AI companies.
- Discussions will focus on societal risks such as bias, disinformation, and deepfakes, and the responsible use of AI.
UK government spending $273 million to build its fastest-ever AI supercomputer
- The UK government is investing $273 million in Isambard-AI, its most powerful AI supercomputer to date.
- Built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and powered by NVIDIA GPUs, it will be capable of over 200 quadrillion calculations per second.
- The supercomputer will be used for testing safety features and driving breakthroughs in drug discovery and clean energy sectors.
Kamala Harris announces AI Safety Institute to protect American consumers
- Vice President Kamala Harris has announced the establishment of the United States AI Safety Institute.
- The institute will create guidelines and best practices for testing potentially dangerous AI systems.
- The announcement follows President Biden’s executive order on AI development and includes initiatives for responsible military applications of AI.
UK Music Chief urges Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to use AI Safety Summit to protect music creators and sector’s “fragile” talent pipeline
- UK Music Interim Chief Executive Tom Kiehl has urged Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to use the AI Safety Summit to protect music creators and the sector’s talent pipeline.
- Kiehl expressed concerns about AI firms “music laundering” and the need for copyright protection.
- He emphasized the importance of consent and transparency in AI’s use of music.