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Sunak meets tech bosses over ‘existential’ artificial intelligence risks

The discussion comes amid advances in AI in multiple fields, and concerns that regulation may not be adequate.

Rishi Sunak has met leaders of the tech industry to discuss the “existential threats” artificial intelligence could pose.

Mr Sunak praised AI as “the defining technology of our time with the potential to positively transform humanity” but addressed the risks it could pose too.

These included disinformation and national security risks, and “existential threats.”

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However, the meeting covered how AI safety was “an international endeavour” – as agreed at the G7 forum – and the prime minister is looking to position the UK as a leader in regulation talks.

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Mr Sunak spoke about AI’s potential to “deliver better outcomes for the British public, with emerging opportunities in a range of areas to improve public services”.

Category: Technology

Source: Sky Technology

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