Leading Scientists Call for Global Action at International Dialogue on AI Safety
The International Dialogue on AI Safety is a new initiative bringing together scientists from around the world to collaborate on mitigating the risks of artificial intelligence. FAR organized and facilitated the first event in this initiative in partnership with the Center for Human-Compatible AI (CHAI), and the Ditchley Foundation.
The first meeting was convened in October 2023 by Turing Award winners Yoshua Bengio and Andrew Yao, UC Berkeley professor Stuart Russell, OBE, and founding Dean of the Tsinghua Institute for AI Industry Research Ya-Qin Zhang. The purpose was to build a shared understanding of risks from advanced AI systems, inform intergovernmental processes, and lay the foundations for further cooperation to prevent worst-case outcomes from AI systems including, but not limited to, human extinction.
The expert attendees warned governments and AI developers that “coordinated global action on AI safety research and governance is critical to prevent uncontrolled frontier AI development from posing unacceptable risks to humanity.” They produced a joint statement with specific technical and policy recommendations for governments and AI developers.
We are excited to continue supporting this initiative as it evolves.