The UK will host the first major global AI security summit in autumn 2023. This was announced by the British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

At the summit, it is planned to consider the risks associated with artificial intelligence. It will also be discussed how they can be mitigated through internationally coordinated actions.

The UK is well placed to hold discussions about the future of AI. It is the world leader in this field, ranking third after the USA and China. The local AI sector already contributes £3.7 billion to the UK economy and employs 50,000 people across the country.

Earlier, a group of IT industry leaders warned that the AI technology they are creating themselves might one day pose a threat to the existence of humanity. It should be considered a social risk on a par with pandemics and nuclear wars.

This letter was signed by more than 350 executives, researchers and engineers working in the field of artificial intelligence. Among the signatories are OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis and Anthropic CEO Dario Amodei.