Officials from the Group of Seven (G7) nations will meet the following week to discuss issues related to artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that produce new data, such as ChatGPT, according to a Friday announcement from Japan. According to a report by Reuters, the leaders of the G7, which includes countries such as the United States, the European Union, and Japan, recently agreed to establish an intergovernmental forum called the “Hiroshima AI Process” in order to engage in discussions about the challenges posed by rapidly advancing artificial intelligence technologies. The forum will be called the “Hiroshima AI Process.”
Government representatives from the G7 countries will hold the first working-level meeting on artificial intelligence (AI) on May 30, according to Takeaki Matsumoto, Japan’s communications minister. During this meeting, the participants will discuss topics such as the protection of intellectual property, the fight against disinformation, and the establishment of governance frameworks for AI technology.
This discussion is taking place at a time when regulators all around the globe are evaluating the effects of well-known AI services such as ChatGPT, which was created by OpenAI with backing from Microsoft. Notably, the European Union is getting close to enacting groundbreaking artificial intelligence legislation, which will serve as an example for other countries as they consider the possibility of applying laws and regulations to AI technologies.
In its role as chair of the G7 for the current year, Japan intends to take the initiative in directing debates on the ethical use of generative AI technology. Matsumoto emphasised that the forum’s goal is to provide suggestions for the nation’s leaders by the end of the year.
At the most recent G7 summit, which took place in Hiroshima, world leaders discussed the need for developing and adopting international technological standards to guarantee that artificial intelligence (AI) continues to be “trustworthy” and fits with common democratic principles.
Matsumoto noted that the G7 AI working group would seek feedback from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to inform their discussions as part of their preparations.