King Charles III of England has urged the world’s leading nations to tackle artificial intelligence (AI) risks with “urgency, unity and collective strength” to ensure one of the “greatest technological leaps in human endeavor” becomes “a force for good in this world.”
“AI holds the potential to completely transform life as we know it: to help us better treat and perhaps even cure conditions like cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s; to hasten our journey toward net-zero; and perhaps to realize a new era of potentially limitless clean green energy,” the king said. “Even just to make our everyday lives a bit easier.”
“However, if we are to realize the untold benefits of AI then we must work together on combating its significant risks too,” he added.
Charles warned that “transitions like the one AI is heralding always present profound challenges, especially in preparing for unintended consequences.” He compared the development of AI to the discovery of fire and electricity, and the splitting of the atom.
Sunak responded during the Bletchley Park summit by increasing that commitment to just shy of $500 million toward the AI sector to bolster the country’s efforts. The investment aims to inspire innovation and keep the U.K. at the front of the sector, according to The Telegraph.
Peter Aitken is a Fox News Digital reporter with a focus on national and global news.