British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has expressed concerns over the potential misuse of artificial intelligence in the development of chemical and biological weaponry.
Highlighting the UK’s commitment to technological advancement, he revealed an investment of approximately £1bn in a supercomputer that boasts a speed thousands of times greater than conventional machines.
Prime Minister Sunak cautioned about the extreme dangers of AI, suggesting that in the direst situations, humanity might lose complete authority over these systems, making it impossible to deactivate them.
INVESTMENT OF 1 BILLION POUNDS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
In his speech on artificial intelligence and emerging technologies, Sunak announced that approximately £ 1 billion has been invested in a supercomputer thousands of times faster than a normal computer.
THE WORLD’S FIRST ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SECURITY INSTITUTE WILL BE ESTABLISHED
Rishi Sunak declared the UK’s intention to pioneer the establishment of the world’s premier institute dedicated to artificial intelligence security.
“We aim to push the boundaries of AI safety knowledge globally. Through rigorous evaluation, examination, and testing, we will delve into the capabilities of emerging AI models.
From addressing concerns like bias and misinformation to examining the most severe threats, our goal is to ensure a secure AI landscape,” stated Sunak.
“CONSTRUCTION OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS MAY BE EASIER”
Sunak has voiced stern warnings concerning the perilous potentials of artificial intelligence. “Artificial intelligence might simplify the creation of chemical or biological weapons,” Sunak declared. He emphasized the looming threat of terrorist factions leveraging AI technologies to unleash widespread fear and chaos on an unprecedented scale.
Furthermore, he underscored the susceptibility of digital realms to criminal activities powered by AI, such as cyberattacks, disinformation campaigns, fraud, and even heinous crimes like child sexual exploitation.
In his alarming forecast, Sunak also mentioned the extreme yet improbable risk of humanity losing absolute control over AI, referring to a terrifying concept known as ‘superintelligence.’
IT WILL HOST THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SECURITY SUMMIT
The UK will host a two-day AI security summit at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire next week, with China expected to attend.
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