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Rishi Sunak Lays Out Vision for New Global AI Safety Bodies


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U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Sunak said the new institute will build on the work of Britain’s existing Frontier AI Taskforce, which he said has already been granted “privileged access” to the technology models of leading AI companies.

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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday announced he would establish a new artificial intelligence safety institute as well as seeking buy-in for a new global expert panel on the emerging technology.

In a speech on Thursday morning, Sunak laid out his vision for the U.K.'s global AI summit next week, confirming POLITICO's previous reporting that his government intends to set up a body that will investigate AI risks and share those with global partners.

"I can announce that we will establish the world's first AI Safety Institute, right here in the U.K.," he said. "It will advance the world's knowledge of AI safety, and it will carefully examine, evaluate and test new types of AI so that we understand what each new model is capable of exploring all the risks from social harms like bias and misinformation through to the most extreme risks… we will make the work of our AI Safety Institute available to the world."< /p>

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