U.K. and U.S. Partner to Enhance AI Safety

On April 1st, the United States and the United Kingdom signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on developing tests for advanced artificial intelligence models. The memorandum is effective immediately and aligns with commitments made during the AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park in the U.K. in November 2023. Each of the two countries established an AI Safety Institute, and the two now aim to work closely together, partnering on research, safety evaluations, and setting guidelines for AI safety.

The two countries expressed commitment to establishing a common approach to AI safety testing and sharing their capabilities, which includes exploring potential personnel exchanges between the two institutes. They also plan to conduct at least one joint testing exercise on a publicly accessible AI model.

Click here to read the press release by the U.S. Department of Commerce on the U.S.-U.K. AI Safety Testing and Collaboration.