UK Starts Drafting AI Regulations for Most Powerful Models

UK Starts Drafting AI Regulations for Most Powerful Models (



from the shape-of-things-to-come dept.

The UK is starting to draft regulations to govern AI, focusing on the most powerful language models which underpin OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Bloomberg News reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. From the report: Policy officials at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology are in the early stages of devising legislation to limit potential harms caused by the emerging technology, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing undeveloped proposals. No bill is imminent, and the government is likely to wait until France hosts an AI conference either later this year or early next to launch a consultation on the topic, they said.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who hosted the first world leaders’ summit on AI last year and has repeatedly said countries shouldn’t “rush to regulate” AI, risks losing ground to the US and European Union on imposing guardrails on the industry. The EU passed a sweeping law to regulate the technology earlier this year, companies in China need approvals before producing AI services and some US cities and states have passed laws limiting use of AI in specific areas.

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