Nations and AI experts convene for day one of first global AI Safety Summit

Nations and AI experts convene for day one of first global AI Safety Summit

Leading AI nations, businesses, civil society and AI experts, from around the world, will convene at Bletchley Park today for the first-ever AI Safety Summit where they’ll discuss the global future of AI and work towards a shared understanding of its risks.

Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan will open the event by welcoming an expert cast list before setting out the UK government’s vision for safety and security to be at the heart of advances in AI, to enable the enormous opportunities it will bring.

She will look to make progress on the talks which will pave the way for a safer world by identifying risks, opportunities and the need for international collaboration, before highlighting consensus on the scale, importance and urgency of AI opportunities and the necessity for mitigating frontier AI risks to unlock them.

The historic venue will play host to the landmark two-day summit, which will see a small, but focused group comprising AI companies, civil society and independent experts gather around the table to kickstart urgent talks on the risks and opportunities posed by rapid advances in frontier AI – especially ahead of new models launching next year, whose capabilities may not be fully understood. The summit will generate viewpoints and critical insights which will be utilized by the world stage, including key figures in the Middle East region, as artificial intelligence is beginning to make its mark on the tech-culture.

Day one of the summit will host several roundtable discussions dedicated to improving frontier AI safety with key developers such as Open-AI, Anthropic and UK-based Deepmind.