In order to counter the possible misuse of artificial intelligence (AI), a group of influential UK members of parliament (MP) have urged that the nation work with its democratic allies. On August 31, the Science, Innovation and Technology Committee (SITC), a government advisory committee, released a study in which it was suggested that Britain join forces with other countries that share democratic ideals in order to prevent actors from abusing AI for their own ends.
In order to establish guidelines for AI and give the UK the opportunity to play a bigger part in both regulating and becoming a hub for the industry, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak plans to host a summit in early November at Bletchley Park, a historic World War II code-breaking facility. The paper raises worries about AI’s ability to disseminate deepfakes and the possibility that it could be used improperly to create new biological and chemical weapons. To avoid falling behind other legal initiatives like the EU’s AI Act, the SITC report encourages the government to draught an AI law for discussion during the upcoming session of Parliament, which will begin on November 7.