‘AI for good’: China and France issue joint statement on AI governance

Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday issued a joint statement on artificial intelligence (AI) governance, pledging to work together to promote the responsible development and use of AI for the benefit of all.

The statement, released at the conclusion of Xi’s state visit to France, comes as AI is rapidly becoming a major global issue. AI can revolutionize many aspects of our lives, but it also raises many challenges, such as its impact on employment, its misuse for malicious purposes, and the ethical implications of AI.

In their statement, Xi and Macron acknowledged the importance of AI and the need for international cooperation to ensure it is developed and used responsibly. They called for AI to be human-centered and to serve the common good.

The two leaders also pledged to work together to promote the development of AI governance frameworks that are flexible, inclusive and transparent. They called for these frameworks to protect individual privacy, promote ethical AI development and ensure that AI is used in a way that is consistent with international law.

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