In South Korea, 10 countries and the European Union established the Seoul Declaration, an international safety network in Artificial Intelligence

Leaders from 10 countries and the European Union agreed to establish the 1st international network of AI (Artificial Intelligence) Security Institutes. The agreement was reached during a conference in Seoul, the South Korean capital, on Tuesday (May 21, 2024).

According to the UK Government, the new Seoul Declaration aims for collaboration to ensure that technology benefits human well-being and credibly addresses global challenges. Read the statement.

Michelle Donelan, Secretary of Technology, highlighted the opportunities offered by the agreement. “Collaboration with our foreign colleagues across a global network will be key to ensuring that innovation in AI can continue with safety, security and trust at its core”he declared.

The members who signed the Seoul Declaration are:

  • Germany;
  • Australia;
  • Canada;
  • Singapore;
  • South Korea;
  • USA;
  • France;
  • Italy;
  • Japan;
  • United Kingdom;
  • European Union.

The summit also saw new commitments to the safe development of AI, with 16 AI technology companies, including Google, Microsoft and OpenAI, adhering to a set of security standards.

OpenAI’s vice president of global affairs, Anna Makanju, reinforced the importance of regulatory frameworks. “AI security commitments represent an important step toward promoting broader implementation of security practices for advanced systems”these.

Artificial Intelligence Summit

On Day 1 of the Seoul AI Summit, Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak led a virtual session on innovation and inclusion.

A 2nd agreement, called the Seoul Ministerial Declaration, was signed by 27 countries, including Ukraine and Israel. The text points to risks that may be posed by the potential capacity of frontier AI to assist “non-state actors in advancing the development, production, acquisition or use of chemical or biological weapons”.

Representatives expressed concern that AI could advance beyond human oversight through manipulation and deceptive sharing.

Brazil was not a signatory to any document presented at the meetings.


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