During the first AI Safety Summit held in the United Kingdom, Elon Musk proposed the creation of an external oversight entity that could monitor AI development companies and raise warnings in case of concerns.
Musk explained, “Our primary goal here is to establish a structure for transparency so that there exists an impartial third-party referee capable of monitoring the activities of leading AI companies and raising concerns if necessary.” The billionaire entrepreneur made these remarks while speaking to journalists at Bletchley Park, located in central England.
“I may not be certain about the precise definition of fair rules, but it’s crucial to commence with gaining a comprehensive understanding before implementing oversight,” Musk stated.
Musk’s remarks followed the publication of a declaration by Britain, co-signed by 28 nations and the European Union. The declaration outlined a dual approach aimed at identifying shared AI-related risks, advancing scientific knowledge about them, and formulating cross-border policies to address these risks.
“I believe there is considerable apprehension within the AI community that government authorities might rush into establishing regulations without a clear understanding of the necessary steps,” Musk expressed.
He added, “I consider such a scenario to be improbable.”
Reported by William James; edited by Kate Holton and Sachin Ravikumar.