The Strategist

G7 ministers ready to draw international standards for AI use

05/01/2023 - 06:06

G7 ministers have decided to support the responsible use of artificial intelligence to diminish risks of misuse and privacy concerns, according to Kyodo.

The agency notes that the conversation took place at a time when the need for creating global standards for the use of the technology is highlighted by the rapid rate of AI research, as illustrated by the popularity of the US ChatGPT, which has amassed 100 million members in less than three months after its introduction.

The ministers concluded the meeting by saying, "Given that generative artificial intelligence technologies are becoming more prominent, we recognize the need to assess the potential and risks of using these technologies in the near future."

Additionally, they supported a plan of action to "create an open and enabling environment for AI innovation" and to create global standards for systems management while taking into account all potential risks.

The joint statement lists five principles for using any new technology. They consist of "due process", development, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.