Advancing Cooperative AI Governance at the 2023 G7 Summit

Individuals and organizations are beginning to use AI to advance labor productivity and drive anti-inflationary growth, develop more sustainable products, cure diseases, feed a growing population, and address climate change. Alongside the potential to change the way societies learn, work, and innovate for the better, AI’s widespread adoption raises questions about workforce displacement, education, intellectual property rights, and responsible use. The CSIS AI Council believes that there is no inherent trade-off between mitigating AI risks and accelerating adoption. Prudent and interoperable regulatory frameworks that are risk based, context specific, agile, and collaborative can effectively address AI’s challenges, accelerate responsible AI adoption, and harness the full potential of AI technologies.  

Acting as an agenda-setter for the global economy, the G7 can provide a forum to encourage the development and adoption of internationally accepted AI standards and to align on key principles to facilitate their adoption in regulatory frameworks. In particular, the G7 can help advance (1) consistent definitions and understandings of key AI norms and concepts that include the responsible use of AI, (2) increased coordination of technical AI standards development, and (3) principles for good AI governance that promote mutually recognized, coherent, and interoperable country approaches to AI regulation.   

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Akhil Thadani

Akhil Thadani

Former Research Associate, Wadhwani Center for AI and Advanced Technologies