The G7 calls for the adoption of international technical standards for AI

TOKYO (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries on Saturday called for the development and adoption of international technical standards for trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) as lawmakers in wealthy countries focus on the new technology.
While the leaders of the G7, meeting in Hiroshima, Japanrecognized that approaches to achieving “the common vision and goal of trustworthy AI may vary”, they said in a statement that “the governance of the digital economy should continue to be updated in accordance with our shared democratic values”.
The deal came after the European Union, which is represented at the G7, moved closer this month to passing legislation to regulate AI technology, potentially the first global law on AI in the world.
“We want AI systems to be accurate, reliable, safe and non-discriminatory, regardless of their origin,” said the President of the European Commission. Ursula von der Leyen said Friday.
G7 leaders mentioned generative AI, the subset popularized by the ChatGPT app, saying they “need to immediately take stock of the opportunities and challenges of generative AI.”
Government leaders agreed on Friday to establish a ministerial forum dubbed the “Hiroshima AI Process” to discuss issues relating to generative AI tools, such as intellectual property rights and misinformation, by the end of the year. end of this year.
The summit follows a meeting of G7 digital ministers last month, where the countries – the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Canada – said they should adopt “risk-based” AI regulation.


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