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Sunak Seeks Biden's Backing on AI After U.K. Left Out of Key Talks

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U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Ahead of their meeting in the White House on Thursday, Sunak’s office said the premier and Biden will take a coordinated approach on artificial intelligence.

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called for global cooperation to guard against risks posed by artificial intelligence, before talks with President Joe Biden he hopes will boost UK influence over regulating the technology.

Sunak wants Britain to play a leading role in the AI debate and harbors hopes of establishing a global watchdog in London. His government also announced plans to host a conference in the fall to bring key players together.

But just as it does on trade and other issues, the UK faces familiar post-Brexit hurdles in its attempt to influence AI regulation, as it faces up to realities outside the larger European Union market. It was not included when US and EU officials gathered to discuss rules and safeguards in Sweden last month.

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