UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announces a £100 million expert task force and global AI safety summit during London Tech Week. Google DeepMind, OpenAI, and Anthropic offer support, while the government pledges significant funding for compute and quantum technology. Sunak aims to make the UK a global leader in AI regulation and safety.

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UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has made significant announcements regarding the regulation of AI during his speech at London Tech Week. The government has allocated £100 million to establish an expert task force dedicated to ensuring the safety and regulation of AI.

Prominent organizations such as Google DeepMind, OpenAI, and Anthropic have pledged their support by offering early or priority access to upcoming AI models. This collaboration aims to facilitate improved evaluations and enhance understanding of the opportunities and risks associated with these systems.

Prime Minister Sunak emphasized the need for global cooperation among nations and laboratories in the field of AI. To further this objective, the UK is preparing to host the world’s first summit on global AI safety later this year. Sunak expressed his ambition to position the UK as not only the intellectual hub but also the geographical center for global AI safety regulation.

Additionally, the UK government has committed £900 million to compute technology and £2.5 billion to quantum technology. Sunak highlighted the transformative impact of AI on public services, ranging from streamlining lesson planning for teachers to expediting diagnoses and enhancing the accuracy of medical tests for NHS patients. The Prime Minister believes that leveraging AI will enable the achievement of the ultimate goal of public service reform: delivering better and more efficient services.