The European Union sees “agreement” with Japan on thinking about creative artificial intelligence (AI), a senior official said on Monday.
“I see a lot of convergence in how we look at AI and creative AI,” European Commission vice president for values and transparency Vera Jourova told Reuters in an interview.
The EU is at the forefront of regulating the emerging technology with its tough AI Act, while Japan is considering more flexible guidelines from the bloc to boost economic growth, Reuters reported.
The EU and Japan are deepening cooperation on technologies such as AI, cybersecurity and chips that are considered critical to economic security.
“I was recently in China and it’s a completely different thing. I could talk to my Japanese partners because we don’t have to explain basic, fundamental things to each other,” Jorova said on internet governance in Kyoto. Said on the occasion of a forum.
The Group of Seven industrial powers are discussing guidelines for generative AI under a Hiroshima-based process, a technology that has been met with excitement and concern.
Jurova said discussions are ongoing to launch a consultation on a framework for AI, but more work is needed for a code of conduct for companies involved in AI.