Artificial Intelligence

G7 officials will discuss concerns over ChatGPT-like tools at their first meeting on AI regulation next week.


Government representatives from the Group of Seven (G7) will meet the next week to discuss issues brought on by ChatGPT and other generative AI technologies, Japan announced on Friday.

Last week, leaders of the G7, which consists of the United States, the European Union, and Japan, decided to establish an international forum called the “Hiroshima AI process” to discuss challenges relating to rapidly expanding AI technologies.

According to Japan’s communications minister, Takeaki Matsumoto, the G7 will conduct the first working-level AI meeting on May 30 to discuss topics including intellectual property protection, misinformation, and how the technology should be managed.

The discussion is taking place as tech regulators from around the world assess the impact of well-known AI services like ChatGPT by Microsoft-backed OpenAI.

The EU is getting close to passing the first significant AI law in the world, spurring other governments to think about what regulations should be put in place for AI technologies.

Matsumoto stated that Japan, as the G7’s chair for the current year, “will lead the G7 discussion on responsive use of the generative AI technology,” adding that the forum aimed to develop recommendations for heads of state by year’s end.

Leaders also urged for the creation and adoption of international technological standards to maintain AI “trustworthy” and “in line with our shared democratic values” at last week’s G7 summit in Hiroshima.

Matsumoto stated at a routine press briefing that the G7 AI working committee will consult with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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