Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed an audience on Nov. 8 at the World Internet Conference Summit in Wuzhen, China calling for international cooperation on risks posed by artificial intelligence (AI).
Xi’s speech, pre-recorded and broadcast at the conference, stressed the need for “deepened” exchanges and cooperation to “jointly advance the building of a community with a shared future in cyberspace to a new stage.”
“As the internet becomes a new driving force of development, a new frontier of ensuring security, and a new platform for mutual learning between civilizations,” he continued, “the building of a community with a shared future in cyberspace is a natural choice in answering the call of the times and a common aspiration of the international community.”
The Chinese head of state stressed that the “fruits of internet development” should benefit more countries and greater numbers of people.
While one of the main points of the speech was stressing the importance of international cooperation, he also said that:
implement its Global AI Governance Initiative. The government proposed this initiative a month prior focusing on an open and fair AI development environment.