The UK is trying to bring China to the table at the AI Summit.

Nov 2
The summit, organized by British leaders, was the first worldwide gathering to address the potential benefits and hazards of developing artificial intelligence. China has made significant investments in this technology and published the first regulations on it. Naturally, the US considers China's advancements in AI to be a serious national security threat, which is one of the main drivers of the trade war.
The Chinese government was eventually invited by the UK, and it is one of 27 nations that are officially listed as participants, along with Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. China should not be left out, according to UK Science Minister Michelle Donelan.

Another senior British official, Jeremy Hunt, took a more direct stance on China's place in the world, saying, "They're not going away."

According to Pia Huesch, an analyst at the British think tank Royal United Services Institute, "Western countries are certainly concerned about China's military might, and they are concerned that China's top-down, increased regulatory approach to AI could spread to more countries."

Rishi Sunak, the prime minister of Britain, has pushed toward communication and stated that trying to control AI will not be the main goal of his summit. Through hosting, Sunak hopes to establish the UK as a reliable leader in vital technology and, in the wake of Brexit, as a nation racing to regulate artificial intelligence apart from the EU.

"Thinking that London is a pretty good place isn't crazy at all," stated Mark Warner, CEO of Faculty, an artificial intelligence startup that does business with the UK government. "The big three blocs have demonstrated genuine expertise and neutrality in this matter."
The Italian prime minister is attending the meeting, making him the only other G7 leader besides Sunak and Elon Musk. Most CEOs are sending deputies, so it is unlikely that the US, EU, and China will strike any significant deals in London.

During the conference, a lot of official messaging and media coverage centered on the existential threat and catastrophic damage that artificial intelligence (AI) could bring. This has caused some to ignore more immediate harm and write off the incident as being driven by Skynet scenarios.

To analyze upcoming AI models, the UK has put up a research team with a remarkable track record. Six of the biggest Big Language model businesses sent written assurances to the government ahead of the meeting on issues such as data auditing, misuse, and security safeguards.

On the second day of the conference, the six companies—OpenAI, Google, and Meta, among others—plan to participate in a small meeting with US Vice President Kamala Harris and other lawmakers. It's unknown if politicians and businesses from China have been invited.

The United Kingdom desires a yearly recurrence of the summit with participation from various nations. Xiao Huang, an Oxford University researcher who focuses on AI governance, and colleagues see the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—a United Nations-backed consortium of scientists that sets aside geopolitics in favor of more ambitious objectives—as a viable model for this effort.

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