The G7 countries have expressed concern about the rapid development of generative artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential for disrupting political systems. To address this, representatives of the G7 have agreed to regulate generative AI within the framework of new standards. These proposals should be available by the end of the year as part of the “Hiroshima Process.” Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Nishida emphasized the importance of ensuring that AI is humane and trustworthy.
It is essential to involve as many countries as possible in the AI regulation discussion, including lower-income countries. While laws that are too detailed cannot keep up with technological changes, putting tough laws in place is necessary to address significant issues. The G7 countries have raised concerns about China’s use of economic weight in political disputes and its need to create fair competitive conditions in its market and reduce risks in dealing with China and diversify supply chains.
To protect sensitive technologies, the G7 states will subject overseas investments, primarily aimed at China, to a more detailed preliminary review. The aim is to safeguard economic security. Despite their differences with China, the G7 countries underline their interest in stable and constructive relations and wish to work with China on issues such as climate change and financial stability.