Rishi Sunak races to tighten rules for AI amid fears of existential risk

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PM pushes allies to draw up agreement that could lead to global regulator, as industry warns new white paper is already out of date

Is No 10 waking up to dangers of AI?

Rishi Sunak is scrambling to update the government’s approach to regulating artificial intelligence, amid warnings that the industry poses an existential risk to humanity unless countries radically change how they allow the technology to be developed.

The prime minister and his officials are looking at ways to tighten the UK’s regulation of cutting-edge technology, as industry figures warn the government’s AI white paper, published just two months ago, is already out of date.

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