Japan intends to lead a debate on artificial intelligence and your risks at the G7 ministerial meeting on digital issues that the country will host later this month, Communications Minister Takeaki Matsumoto said on Friday.
This push comes at a time when the AI revolution, including chatbots like ChatGPT, has brought with it a number of concerns, such as the unauthorized collection of personal data and its impact on learning environments.
Matsumoto stressed the importance of multilateral efforts in advancing and regulating AI, telling a press conference that Japan “would like to lead the discussion so that its analysis and verification can be carried out in an international framework.”
Last week, the Italian Data Protection Authority temporarily banned the use of ChatGPT on suspicion that its developer, OpenAI, illegally collects large amounts of personal data.
Japan to create guidelines on the use of AI chatbots such as ChatGPT in schools
Meanwhile, Japanese officials said on Thursday that the Ministry of Education aims to formulate guidelines on the use of ChatGPT and other AI chatbots in schools by next March, as concerns grow about their impact on skills. students’ writing and thinking.
Matsumoto stressed the importance of multilateral efforts in advancing and regulating AI.
“I am aware that the rapid advancement of AI and its increasing use have raised issues such as its potential societal impact if misused and the collection of personal data,” Matsumoto said.
At another press conference, Digital Affairs Minister Taro Kono said he hoped “the G7 would send a unified message” on this issue.
The Technology and Digital Affairs Ministers’ Meeting will be held in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, for two days starting on April 29.