G7 leaders agree on Guiding Principles and Code of Conduct for AI

The G7 leaders, as well as the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, have agreed on International Guiding Principles for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and a voluntary Code of Conduct for AI developers as part of the Hiroshima AI process. 

These principles and the voluntary code will complement the EU’s forthcoming legally binding rules outlined in the EU AI Act. The G7 nations, along with the EU, have collectively adopted eleven Guiding Principles aimed at providing guidance to organisations involved in the development, deployment, and use of advanced AI systems. These principles aim to enhance the safety and trustworthiness of AI, addressing issues like risk mitigation, misuse prevention, vulnerability identification, responsible information sharing, incident reporting, and cybersecurity investment. Additionally, a labelling system is proposed to help users identify AI-generated content. 

These principles were developed jointly by the EU and the other G7 members following a stakeholder survey, forming the foundation for a comprehensive Code of Conduct. The voluntary code is intended to offer practical guidance for AI development and encourage responsible AI governance globally. Both the Guiding Principles and the Code of Conduct will undergo periodic review and updates through inclusive multistakeholder consultations to ensure their continued relevance in the fast-evolving AI landscape. G7 leaders have urged AI organizations to commit to applying this International Code of Conduct, with the first set of signatories expected to be announced soon. 

In addition to the guiding principles and the upcoming EU AI Act, United States President Biden has recently issued an Executive Order on AI, and British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, will host an AI Safety Summit with the attendance of US Vice President Harris, Commission President von der Leyen, China’s Vice Technology Minister, Wu Zhaohui, and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.  

Find out more on the European Commission’s website. 


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