Unprecedented Collaboration: US and UK Sign Agreement on AI Security

Bilateral agreements on artificial intelligence security signed between Great Britain and the USA

The United States and the United Kingdom have recently signed a historic agreement on artificial intelligence, paving the way for increased cooperation on testing and assessing the risks associated with emerging AI models. This bilateral agreement marks the first time that two countries have formally collaborated on AI security, and it sets a precedent for international cooperation in this rapidly evolving field.

Signed by British science minister Michelle Donelan and US trade secretary Gina Raimondo in Washington, the agreement outlines how the two governments will share technical knowledge, information, and talent on AI security. This collaboration is particularly important given the potential risks associated with emerging technologies such as malicious cyber attacks and the development of biological weapons.

One of the key benefits of this agreement is that it will enable the UK’s new AI Safety Institute (AISI) and its US counterpart to exchange expertise through the secondment of researchers from both countries. These institutes will work together on independently evaluating private AI models developed by companies like OpenAI and Google.

The partnership between the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the US National Security Agency on intelligence and security matters has served as an inspiration for this collaboration. By working together to address safety considerations in AI technology, these two countries are setting an example for other nations around the world to follow.

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