UN Security Council holds first talks on AI risks


LONDON (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council will hold its first formal discussion on artificial intelligence (AI) in New York this week, with Britain calling for an international dialogue on its implications for global peace and security.

Governments around the world are considering how to mitigate the threats posed by new AI technology that could reshape the global economy and alter the international security landscape.

The UK holds the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council this month and is aiming for global leadership in AI regulation.

British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly will chair Tuesday’s discussion.

In June, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres backed a proposal by some artificial intelligence leaders to create an international AI oversight body like the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

(Reporting by William James; Editing by Alexandra Hudson)

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