LONDON, June 18 – The British government announced on Sunday that tech entrepreneur Ian Hogarth will be leading their new group to investigate the safety dangers presented by artificial intelligence.
A symposium on the dangers posed by artificial intelligence is scheduled to take place in the United Kingdom later this year, and just last week, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that London may become the worldwide home of AI legislation.
Hogarth, who co-founded the concert discovery service SongKick and later sold it to Warner Music in 2017, has been selected to chair the UK’s Artificial Intelligence Foundation Model Taskforce. His primary responsibility will be to advance cutting-edge safety research in the lead up to the summit.
Hogarth stated in a statement that “The Prime Minister has laid out a bold vision for the UK to supercharge the field of AI safety,” which is an area that up until now has been under-resourced even as AI capabilities have expanded. “The Prime Minister has laid out a bold vision for the UK to supercharge the field of AI safety,” Hogarth added.
“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to chair such an important mission in the lead up to the first global summit on AI Safety in the UK,” the speaker said. “I will do my best to ensure that the summit is a success.”
In April, the government made an initial commitment of 100 million pounds ($128.17 million) toward the establishment of the taskforce, which would investigate the dangers associated with AI and do research on how to keep people safe from it. Additionally, it will assist in the creation of worldwide safeguards, such as shared safety and security standards and infrastructure, which will be beneficial.According to what Sunak stated in the statement, “the more progress that is made in artificial intelligence, the greater the opportunities are to grow our economy and deliver better public services.”
“But with such potential to transform our future, we owe it to our children and our grandchildren to ensure that AI develops safely and responsibly.” [Citation needed] “But with such potential to transform our future.”