UK Frontier AI Taskforce: experts appointed and global partnerships launched to assess AI risks in cybersecurity and catastrophic risks
The UK Government has initiated the Frontier AI Taskforce with £100 million in funding to research AI safety, explore new ways to use AI in public sectors and enhance the UK’s capabilities in the field. The task force primarily focuses on developing systems that could pose significant risks to public safety and global security. A team of seven experts from academia, industry, and government has been selected as an External Advisory Board to advise on AI research and national security. The members include Yoshua Bengio, a Turing Prize Laureate, and Anne Keast-Butler, the Director of GCHQ. The task force’s AI researchers will assess the risks associated with frontier AI models, including cyber-attacks, and have access to models from leading companies like Anthropic, DeepMind, and OpenAI. The task force is being built on open international collaborations and long-term partnerships. The UK is hosting the first Global AI Safety Summit on 1 and 2 November at Bletchley Park to build consensus on international action to advance safety in AI technology.
Click here to read the press release from the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.
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