Business Briefing: Assessing Short and Long-Term AI risks

Join us for this critical discussion of how and how soon AI risks will emerge.

Partner and major corporate event, Roundtable
20 February 2024 — 5:00PM TO 6:00PM

We’re told AI - the technology that has powered our online lives for decades - could now pose an existential threat to humanity. What has changed?

With AI-powered change seemingly affecting everything from work to war, where policymakers should focus their attention is an open question. Last year, the UK Bletchley Summit’s decision to focus on so-called frontier risks reflected a wave of concern around those most existential threats stemming from AI development. But in a year of elections, the immediate threat of AI tools pitted against democratic institutions and the media environment is in the spotlight. With sophisticated fraud on the rise, AI-powered bots swamping social media, and the proliferation of AI into decision-making processes, should immediacy outweigh gravity in the conversation about risk?

This conversation will cover the following questions:

  • How should decision-makers navigate short- and long-term AI risk?

  • Is the way AI is being developed now increasing or decreasing its risk profile?

  • How can we adequately anticipate and address the risk of AI in the hands of bad actors and guard against AI-powered information operations, cyberattacks and data breaches?

  • To what extent can Artificial Intelligence related risk be mitigated/managed by multilateral cooperation?

  • How can we best prepare for ‘frontier risks’ and how should the private and public sector view these less immediate risks.

This conversation will be held under the Chatham House Rule.