G7 leaders gathered to endorse the Agreement on International Guiding Principles for AI and the Voluntary Code of Conduct for AI Developers within the framework of the Hiroshima AI Process. These significant documents complement the forthcoming AI regulations under the EU’s AI Act.
Guiding Principles for AI Development
The G7 leaders adopted eleven guiding principles aimed at ensuring the safety and reliability of advanced AI systems. These principles encompass reducing risks, identifying vulnerabilities, promoting responsible information sharing, incident reporting, cybersecurity investment, and implementing a labeling system for AI-generated content. These principles, formed through stakeholder input, were collaboratively developed by the EU and other G7 nations within the Hiroshima AI Process.
Promoting Responsible AI Governance
These guiding principles serve as the foundation for a comprehensive code of conduct for organizations involved in AI development. The code offers practical guidance, endorsing responsible AI governance on a global scale. Both documents will undergo periodic review and updates to remain relevant in the ever-evolving AI landscape.
A Global Perspective on AI Development
The Hiroshima AI Process was initiated during the G7 summit on May 19, 2023, to facilitate the development of advanced AI systems on a global scale, contributing to the broader international discourse on AI regulation.
EU’s Commitment to AI Governance
Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President, commended the international guidelines and the voluntary code of conduct, emphasizing their alignment with EU values. She urged AI developers to promptly adopt and implement the Code of Conduct.
G7 Leaders’ Official Statement
The official statement from the G7 leaders highlights the transformative potential of advanced AI while emphasizing the need for inclusive governance. It encourages organizations developing advanced AI systems to adhere to the International Code of Conduct.
Towards Inclusive AI Governance
The G7 leaders have directed relevant ministers to expedite the development of an Integrated Hiroshima AI Process Policy, promoting international cooperation and multi-stakeholder consultation, notes NIXSolutions. They aim to create an open environment where safe, reliable AI systems benefit people worldwide, bridging the digital divide and achieving digital inclusion.
The G7 leaders look forward to the UK AI Security Summit, reinforcing their commitment to responsible AI development on a global scale.