UN Secretary-General supports proposal of global AI watchdog like nuclear agency

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has supported a motion proposed by some artificial intelligence executives for the creation of an international AI watchdog body like the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Reuters reported.

Guterres told reporters that, “Alarm bells over the latest form of artificial intelligence AI – are deafening. And they are loudest from the developers who designed it.”

He has announced plans to start work by the end of the year on a high-level AI advisory body to regularly review AI governance arrangements and offer recommendations on how they can align with human rights, the rule of law and common good.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has also supported the idea and said he wants Britain to be home to global AI safety regulation. Britain is due to host a summit later this year on how coordinated international action can tackle the risks of AI.

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