Science Secretary says US is relying on UK expertise for AI support


Science Secretary says US is relying on UK expertise for AI support

Small teams on both sides have been in communication since the Bletchley Park summit, with Britain giving advice on setting up a US institute and negotiating a formal cooperation deal. Face-to-face meetings between the two groups took place in March during a G7 gathering in Verona. The US commerce secretary, Gina Raimondo, and UK minister, Caroline Donelan, have had several calls regarding the deal. They recently signed the agreement, celebrating with a high-five after the cameras were turned off.

Caroline Donelan stated that Britain is leading the world in AI, criticizing the EU for rushing to approve regulations. She believes that legislating in an area where technology is not well understood leads to outdated laws. She expressed confidence in influencing global standards and approaches through the UK’s approach to AI regulation.

In response, a Labour Party spokesman emphasized the importance of collaborating with the US on AI for safety and economic opportunities. They called for domestic safeguards and pointed out that the UK is behind in issuing regulations compared to the US. Peter Kyle, the shadow science secretary, has engaged with leading AI companies and members of the US commerce department to address these issues.

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