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AI summit: Tech and world leaders talk artificial intelligence safety at Bletchley Park


The AI Safety Summit 2023 was held on November 1st and 2nd at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, UK ¹. The summit was hosted by the UK government and brought together leading AI nations, technology companies, researchers, and civil society groups to discuss the risks and opportunities of artificial intelligence ¹². The summit aimed to establish a shared understanding of the risks posed by frontier AI and the need for action, a forward process for international collaboration on frontier AI safety, appropriate measures which individual organizations should take to increase frontier AI safety, areas for potential collaboration on AI safety research, and showcase how ensuring the safe development of AI will enable AI to be used for good globally ¹. The summit was attended by representatives from academia, civil society, governments, industry, and multilateral organizations ¹. The UK is consistently recognized as a world leader in AI, and the summit was an opportunity for the UK to lead discussions on AI safety and regulation ². The summit was the first ever global summit on artificial intelligence ⁴.




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Wrap-up Activity


  1. What were the main objectives of the summit?
  2. Who were the key participants in the summit?
  3. Why is it important to ensure the safe and responsible development of frontier AI?

Essay Questions

Sources: Conversation with Bing, 3.11.2023
(1) AI Safety Summit| AISS 2023.
(2) UK AI Safety Summit: Global Powers Make ‘Landmark’ Pledge to AI Safety.
(3) 2023 AI Safety Summit – Wikipedia.
(4) About the AI Safety Summit 2023 – GOV.UK.
(5) AI Safety Summit 2023 – GOV.UK.

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