Elon Musk is in the UK for a pivotal summit on AI
On Wednesday, the UK will host its landmark artificial intelligence summit, bringing together political leaders and top AI executives for talks on how to develop the technology responsibly and safely.
It will take place on Nov. 1-2 at Bletchley Park, the iconic home of the British codebreakers during World War II. Government officials and companies from around the world will attend, including the U.S. and China, two superpowers in the race for AI development.
It is a chance for Rishi Sunak to articulate how the UK should contribute to the global conversation surrounding artificial intelligence and how the technology should be regulated. With the introduction of Microsoft-backed OpenAI’s ChatGPT, the race toward global regulation of AI has intensified.
There will be a number of high-profile technology and political figures in attendance. Elon Musk, the Tesla CEO who landed in the UK late Tuesday, is one of them, as is United States Senate President Kamala Harris. The AI startup xAI is represented by Musk at the event.
The event is also expected to be attended by representatives from South Korean electronics giant Sony as well as Chinese technology giants Alibaba and Tencent.
As part of the UK AI summit, a number of principles relating to the ethical and responsible development of AI models will be agreed upon in some form of international coordination.
OpenAI, Anthropic, and Cohere are just a few of the companies that have developed advanced large language models, also known as LLMs, for the summit.
When it comes to AI misuse and loss of control, the project will address two key categories of risk.