Google DeepMind, OpenAI, and Anthropic will give the UK government access to their AI models for research and security purposes, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced at London Tech Week on Monday. The UK aims to become a global hub for AI safety regulation.
Plans include a global AI security summit and a £100m Foundation Model Taskforce. OpenAI and Anthropic recently established their European headquarters in the UK.
“AI is surely one of the greatest opportunities before us,” Sunak said. But the technology needs to be developed and deployed safely, he said, “I know people are concerned.”