UK PM Rishi Sunak to set up global AI watchdog in Londontext_fields
London: British prime minister Rishi Sunak is likely to consider setting up a global artificial intelligence (AI) watchdog in London aimed at overseeing any threats posed by the technology, a UK media report claimed.
Sunak is set to discuss ways to cooperate on monitoring AI when he meets US President Joe Biden at the White House next week.
It will be modelled on the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which was founded in 1957 with 176 countries as members to monitor the use of nuclear energy and promote safety standards, reports The Times.
A British Prime Minister told the newspaper that the UK would be “the best place” in the world for any new body as many leading companies already have a strong presence here.
“The Prime Minister is very alive to the need for international alignment on the approach to AI as the technology evolves to ensure we can benefit from the opportunities but manage the risks,” a government source was quoted as saying by the report.
As far as the efforts on AI regulation considered by other world nations go, the European Union (EU) and the US are also attempting to take a hard line on oversight of the sector and its impact.