Policy: UK to Host World First Summit on Artificial Intelligence Safety in November

Talks to explore and build consensus on rapid, international action to advance safety at the frontier of AI technology.

The UK Government has announced that in November 2023, Bletchley Park will host international governments, leading AI companies and experts in research for crucial talks on the safe development and use of frontier AI technology.

The major global event will take place on 1-2 November to consider the risks of AI, especially at the frontier of development, and discuss how they can be mitigated through internationally coordinated action. Frontier AI models hold enormous potential to power economic growth, drive scientific progress and wider public benefits, while also posing potential safety risks if not developed responsibly.

The summit will also build on ongoing work at international forums including the OECD, Global Partnership on AI, Council of Europe, and the UN and standards-development organisations, as well as the recently agreed G7 Hiroshima AI Process.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said:

‘The UK has long been home to the transformative technologies of the future, so there is no better place to host the first ever global AI safety summit than at Bletchley Park this November.

‘To fully embrace the extraordinary opportunities of artificial intelligence, we must grip and tackle the risks to ensure it develops safely in the years ahead.

‘With the combined strength of our international partners, thriving AI industry and expert academic community, we can secure the rapid international action we need for the safe and responsible development of AI around the world.’