Amid the growing popularity of emerging AI tools such as ChatGPT, the Group of Seven (G7) countries recently reaffirmed commitment to the adoption of “risk-based” AI regulations, as reported by Reuters. The digital ministries of G7 nations said in a joint statement that such regulation helps ensure “an open and enabling environment for AI development and deployment that is grounded in human rights and democratic values.”
Italy, a G7 member, decided to block ChatGPT owing to privacy concerns relating to the model. However, the ban was lifted later on Friday.
G7 ministers stressed the importance of international discussions on AI governance and interoperability between AI governance frameworks, while “recognising that like-minded approaches and policy instruments to achieve the common vision and goal of trustworthy AI may vary across G7 members.”
“Tools for trustworthy AI, such as regulatory and non-regulatory frameworks, technical standards and assurance techniques, can promote trustworthiness and can allow for the comparable assessment and evaluation of AI systems,” the joint statement said.