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Global AI Agreements and Countries’ Own Efforts Expose Divergence

May 03, 2024

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A growing number of international agreements seek to align countries’ artificial intelligence (AI) safety efforts, yet these efforts expose divergences in approach, potentially challenging further international agreement.

  • A partnership announced in April between the new AI Safety Institutes in the US and the UK is the latest in a series of international agreements, which also includes a recent UN AI Resolution and the G-7 AI Code of Conduct.
  • The international fora aim to guide each country’s efforts in developing national AI policies by seeking alignment on core principles; however, few of these agreements are enforceable.
  • The EU’s AI Act, which will soon enter into force; countries are forging ahead on establishing AI frameworks, which show wide divergence in approach countries are taking to the growing sector.

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