South Korea to Host Second AI Security Summit

In a published statement, government officials stated that the event will continue with the "Bletchley Declaration", an agreement between countries involving the US and China, countries will work together on AI security

by Sededin Dedovic
South Korea to Host Second AI Security Summit
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In a published statement, government officials highlighted a key event that will mark a new era in international cooperation and regulation of artificial intelligence - the Bletchley Declaration. On May 21 and 22 this year, the United Kingdom and South Korea are joining forces to host the AI Seoul Summit.

This two-day event will bring together leaders from the fields of technology, politics and science to discuss the most important issues related to the development of artificial intelligence. The main goal of the summit is to ensure safe progress in the field of AI technologies, taking into account the potential challenges that such progress can bring.

This agreement, which includes countries such as the United States of America and China, represents a significant step towards ensuring security in the field of artificial intelligence. Through this declaration, countries will establish cooperation and a common approach to overseeing the development of artificial intelligence, which is essential to ensure that technological progress benefits humanity.

When OpenAI released ChatGPT in late 2022, the world greeted this advance with a mixture of admiration and concern. While many were impressed by the possibilities of artificial intelligence, others pointed out the potential risks and threats it poses.

Geoffrey Hinton, a former Google researcher known as one of the pioneers in the field of artificial intelligence, expressed deep concern, arguing that the technology poses an even greater threat to the world than climate change.

These concerns were echoed by Elon Musk, an entrepreneur known for his futuristic visions, who called for a temporary pause in the development of artificial intelligence to consider possible implications and develop appropriate control mechanisms.

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In line with the growing global interest in AI security, last November, Britain hosted the first AI Security Summit.

The event brought together global technology leaders and academics to consider the best approaches to regulating the rapidly evolving technology. More than 25 representatives of governments signed a joint declaration, emphasizing the need for international cooperation and the establishment of common standards in the field of artificial intelligence supervision.

This event marked a turning point in which governments, industry, and academia recognized the potential risks of artificial intelligence and committed to addressing those challenges together. This summit builds on the historic discussions on AI safety, inclusion and innovation held last year at the historic Bletchley Park location in the UK.

It is crucial to emphasize that security is as important as innovation in this area. "The summit we held in Bletchley Park was a generational moment," said Donelan, emphasizing the importance of international cooperation in achieving safe and responsible use of AI technologies.

Accordingly, the Republic of Korea is taking the initiative by organizing a virtual event in May, continuing the efforts started at the AI Security Summit. Lee Jong-Ho from the Ministry of Science and Information Technology of South Korea emphasizes the importance of this event as a continuation of the global initiative to regulate artificial intelligence.

It emphasizes the need to establish global norms and governance mechanisms in order to take advantage of technological innovations in order to improve the well-being of mankind. In addition, France will host the next summit later in the year probably on October or November, indicating the continued engagement of countries around the world in addressing AI security issues.

These summits provide a platform to exchange ideas, establish partnerships and make key decisions related to the regulation of artificial intelligence. “The AI Security Summit held at Bletchley last year marked a turning point in which government, industry and academia came together to address the potential risks of AI.

I am pleased that the Republic of Korea is taking over the baton from the United Kingdom," said Lee Jong-Ho of South Korea's Ministry of Science and Information Technology. "Artificial intelligence is advancing at an incredible speed that exceeds our expectations.

It is critical to establish global norms and governance to harness such technological innovations to advance the well-being of humanity”. There are concerns that artificial intelligence could exacerbate existing social inequalities.

For example, if appropriate measures are not taken, artificial intelligence may favor privileged groups or economic classes, leaving others marginalized. Using large amounts of data to train AI systems can lead to violations of individuals' data privacy.

There is a risk of misuse or unauthorized access to personal data, In addition to discussing security, inclusion and innovation, the summit will present the International Scientific Report on Advanced AI Security, which is the result of a collective effort by experts from around the world.

This report provides an overview of the latest scientific research on the safety of AI technologies and provides guidance for future steps in AI development.