On 30 October, the European Commission said it welcomed the agreement reached by the G7 leaders on the Guiding Principles on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Voluntary Code of Conduct for AI Developers under the Hiroshima AI process.
The Guiding Principles on Artificial Intelligence and the Voluntary Code of Conduct will complement, at the international level, the legally binding rules that EU co-legislators are currently finalising as part of the EU AI Act.
Specifically, the eleven principles adopted by the leaders of the seven countries and the EU that make up the G7 provide guidance to organizations that develop, deploy and use advanced AI systems, such as foundation models and generative AI, to promote the safety and reliability of the technology. The guidelines include commitments to reduce risk and abuse and identify vulnerabilities, encourage responsible information sharing, incident reporting and investment in cybersecurity, as well as a labelling system to enable users to identify AI-generated content.
These principles, based on the results of a stakeholder survey, were jointly developed by the EU and the other G7 members as part of the Hiroshima Process on artificial intelligence. The guiding principles in turn served as the basis for the compilation of a Code of Conduct, which will provide detailed and practical guidance for organizations developing AI. The voluntary Code of Conduct will also promote responsible AI governance on a global level.
As for the next steps, both documents will be reviewed and updated as necessary, including through inclusive multi-stakeholder consultations, to ensure that they remain fit for purpose and responsive to this rapidly evolving technology.
Source: EC Press