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Japan to Lead G7 Discussion on AI Regulation Next Week

Leaders of the G7 last week agreed to create an intergovernmental forum called the “Hiroshima AI process” to debate issues around fast-growing AI tools

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AGI refers to artificial general intelligence — technology that OpenAI defines as autonomous systems that surpass humans in most economically valuable tasks. Photo: Reuters


Group of Seven (G7) nation officials will meet next week to consider problems posed by generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT, Japan said on Friday.

Leaders of the G7, which includes the United States, European Union and Japan, last week agreed to create an intergovernmental forum called the “Hiroshima AI process” to debate issues around fast-growing AI tools.

G7 government officials will hold the first working-level AI meeting on May 30 and consider issues such as intellectual property protection, disinformation and how the technology should be governed, Japan’s communications minister, Takeaki Matsumoto, said.


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The meeting comes as tech regulators worldwide gauge the impact of popular AI services like OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

As this year’s chair of G7, Japan “will lead the G7 discussion on responsive use of the generative AI technology”, Matsumoto said.

The forum hopes to come up with suggestions for heads of state by year-end, he added.

At last week’s Hiroshima G7 summit, leaders also called for developing and adopting international technical standards to keep AI “trustworthy” and “in line with our shared democratic values”.

The G7 AI working group will seek input from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Matsumoto told a regular press conference.


  • Reuters, with additional editing by Vishakha Saxena


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Vishakha Saxena

Vishakha Saxena is the Multimedia and Social Media Editor at Asia Financial. She has worked as a digital journalist since 2013, and is an experienced writer and multimedia producer. As a trader and investor, she is keenly interested in new economy, emerging markets and the intersections of finance and society. You can write to her at [email protected]


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