Microsoft and Apple back away from OpenAI board

Microsoft and Apple have decided against taking up board seats at OpenAI. The decision comes as regulatory bodies intensify their scrutiny of big tech's involvement in AI development and deployment.

According to a Bloomberg report on July 10, citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter, Microsoft has officially communicated its withdrawal from the OpenAI board. This move comes approximately a year after the Redmond-based company made a substantial $13 billion investment in...

Industry experts call for tailored AI rules in post-election UK

As the UK gears up for its general election, industry leaders are weighing in on the potential impact on technology and AI regulation.

With economic challenges at the forefront of political debates, experts argue that the next government must prioritise technological innovation and efficiency to drive growth and maintain the UK's competitive edge.

Rupal Karia, Country Leader UK&I at Celonis, emphasises the need for immediate action to address inefficiencies in both...

Think tank calls for AI incident reporting system

The Centre for Long-Term Resilience (CLTR) has called for a comprehensive incident reporting system to urgently address a critical gap in AI regulation plans.

According to the CLTR, AI has a history of failing in unexpected ways, with over 10,000 safety incidents recorded by news outlets in deployed AI systems since 2014. As AI becomes more integrated into society, the frequency and impact of these incidents are likely to increase.

The think tank argues that a...

Apple’s EU AI delay: Innovation vs regulation

Apple announced on Friday that it would block its highly anticipated Apple Intelligence AI features, iPhone Mirroring, and SharePlay Screen Sharing for EU users. While not entirely unexpected, this decision underscores the growing tension between rapid technological advancement and the EU's stringent regulatory framework, particularly the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

From the EU's perspective, this delay represents both a triumph and...

AI pioneers turn whistleblowers and demand safeguards

OpenAI is facing a wave of internal strife and external criticism over its practices and the potential risks posed by its technology. 

In May, several high-profile employees departed from the company, including Jan Leike, the former head of OpenAI's "super alignment" efforts to ensure advanced AI systems remain aligned with human values. Leike's exit came shortly after OpenAI unveiled its new flagship GPT-4o model, which it touted as "magical" at its Spring Update...

EU launches office to implement AI Act and foster innovation

EU AI legislation sparks controversy over data transparency

The European Union has launched a new office dedicated to overseeing the implementation of its landmark AI Act, which is regarded as one of the most comprehensive AI regulations in the world. This new initiative adopts a risk-based approach, imposing stringent regulations on higher-risk AI applications to ensure their safe and ethical deployment.

The primary goal of this office is to promote the "future development, deployment and use" of AI technologies, aiming to harness their...

OpenAI faces complaint over fictional outputs

European data protection advocacy group noyb has filed a complaint against OpenAI over the company's inability to correct inaccurate information generated by ChatGPT. The group alleges that OpenAI's failure to ensure the accuracy of personal data processed by the service violates the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union.

"Making up false information is quite problematic in itself. But when it comes to false information about individuals, there can be...

Igor Jablokov, Pryon: Building a responsible AI future

As artificial intelligence continues to rapidly advance, ethical concerns around the development and deployment of these world-changing innovations are coming into sharper focus.

In an interview ahead of the AI & Big Data Expo North America, Igor Jablokov, CEO and founder of AI company Pryon, addressed these pressing issues head-on.

Critical ethical challenges in AI

"There's not one, maybe there's almost 20 plus of them," Jablokov stated when asked about the...

UK and South Korea to co-host AI Seoul Summit

The UK and South Korea are set to co-host the AI Seoul Summit on the 21st and 22nd of May. This summit aims to pave the way for the safe development of AI technologies, drawing on the cooperative framework laid down by the Bletchley Declaration.

The two-day event will feature a virtual leaders' session, co-chaired by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, and a subsequent in-person meeting among Digital Ministers. UK Technology Secretary...

US and Japan announce sweeping AI and tech collaboration

The US and Japan have unveiled a raft of new AI, quantum computing, semiconductors, and other critical technology initiatives.

The ambitious plans were announced this week by President Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio following Kishida's Official Visit to the White House.

While the leaders affirmed their commitment across a broad range of areas including defence, climate, development, and humanitarian efforts, the new technology collaborations took centre...