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China Unveils Global AI Governance Initiative at Wuzhen Summit

Wed, 29 Nov 2023
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 10 Oct. 2023, the Chinese government issued the “Global Artificial Intelligence (AI) Governance Initiative” (全球人工智能治理倡议, hereinafter the “Initiative”) in both English and Chinese at the 2023 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit (2023年世界互联网大会乌镇峰会).

The Initiative addresses three main aspects: the development, security, and governance of AI. The highlights of the Initiative include:

  • guiding AI to develop in a way that is beneficial to human civilization;
  • opposing any malicious hindrance to the development of AI in other countries;
  • advocating for the continuous improvement of the security, reliability, controllability, and equity of AI technologies;
  • promoting the establishment of a global consensus on AI governance frameworks and standard regulations;
  • supporting discussions within the framework of the United Nations to establish an international institution to govern AI; and
  • endorsing efforts to bridge the gap in AI and its governance capabilities.

Since 2023, China has been actively addressing the risks and challenges posed by AI. For example, the “Interim Measures for the Administration of Generative AI Services” (生成式人工智能服务管理暂行办法), enacted in July, is China’s first regulations on the development and provision of generative AI services. It also stands as the world’s first legal document to regulate generative AI.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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