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Japanese PM Kishida reveals AI framework to thwart AI misuse



Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has introduced an international framework for regulating and utilising generative AI, which has already been joined by just under 50 countries. Which all, he did not share though.


The announcement comes amid a race among nations, including the European Union, the United States, and China, to establish regulations and oversight for AI.


The announcement was made in a speech Thursday at the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, reported AP News.


"Generative AI has the potential to be a vital tool to further enrich the world," Kishida said.


But “we must also confront the dark side of AI, such as the risk of disinformation," he added.


During Japan's chairmanship of the Group of Seven industrialised nations last year, it initiated the Hiroshima AI process aimed at formulating international guiding principles and a code of conduct for AI developers.


Kishida disclosed that approximately 49 countries and regions have joined the voluntary framework, known as the Hiroshima AI Process Friends Group, although he did not specify any names.


To address the risks of generative AI and "promote cooperation to ensure that people all over the world can benefit from the use of safe, secure, and trustworthy AI," he said.


Generative AI and its regulation has been a cause of concern for nations across the globe and has forced governments like European Union come with the AI Act and United States issue executive orders aimed at creating AI safeguards.


Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Image Source: Wikipedia

 

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