Global tech giants call for responsible AI development at Seoul forum

Prime Minister Han Duck-soo delivers an opening remark at the Global AI Forum at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology in Seoul, Wednesday. Courtesy of Ministry of Science and ICT

Google, OpenAI, Microsoft, Samsung Electronics, SK Telecom and other global AI-related companies vowed Wednesday to ensure the safe and sustainable development of AI.At the Global AI Forum, a side event of the AI Seoul Summit held on Tuesday, the companies announced the Seoul AI Business Pledge and agreed to promote diversity and inclusion so that everyone in the world can benefit equally from AI technology.”Safety, innovation, and inclusion are the priority themes of the AI Seoul Summit and the Global AI Forum and they are closely interconnected,” Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said during an opening speech of the event at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology. “Safety is a crucial factor determining sustainability in the global market.”

The Seoul pledge was jointly made by 14 companies — Samsung Electronics, LG AI Research, SK Telecom, KT, Naver, Kakao, Google, OpenAI, Microsoft, IBM, Anthropic, Adobe, Cohere and Salesforce.”The Seoul AI Business Pledge is a voluntary commitment from domestic and overseas tech companies to pursue responsible AI development and benefit-sharing,” Lee Jong-ho, minister of science and ICT, said. “We will strengthen cooperation with AI safety research institutes for responsible AI development and use.”The ICT minister also mentioned that AI companies agreed to implement measures to identify AI-generated content with watermarks and strengthen cooperation for developing international standards.They also promised to share best practices for safety frameworks and reduce the use of AI-generated content to prevent the spread of misinformation that threatens 스포츠토토존 democracy.

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