CSET’s Helen toner lends her expertise in an article published by Nature that discusses recent developments in governmental oversight of artificial intelligence (AI) in the United States and the United Kingdom.
In the U.S., President Joe Biden signed the nation’s first AI executive order on October 30, providing directives for federal agencies to guide and regulate the use of AI. In parallel, the United Kingdom hosted an AI Safety Summit on November 1–2, led by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. The summit produced the Bletchley Declaration, which aims to better assess and manage the risks of advanced AI, particularly in developing potentially risky technologies. Both nations have committed to developing national AI research resources, providing AI researchers with cloud access to powerful computing resources.
These efforts are meaningful for a branch of science that relies heavily on expensive computing infrastructure.Helen Toner, CSET’s Director of Strategy and Foundational Research Grants
Toner emphasizes the significance of these initiatives, stating, “These efforts are meaningful for a branch of science that relies heavily on expensive computing infrastructure.” Providing additional insight, she added, “A major trend in the last five years of AI research is that you can get better performance from AI systems just by scaling them up. But that’s expensive.”
Read the full article from Nature.