METI State Minister Nagasaka Participates in Online Council Meeting of Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI)
December 7, 2020
In the evening of December 4 (Fri.), 2020, a council meeting of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) was held online, and Mr. Nagasaka Yasumasa, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, participated in the meeting. The meeting brought together government ministerial officials of GPAI member countries. Participants held discussions on the GPAI’s future operation policies and other issues.
The GPAI is an international initiative to guide a responsible, “human-centric” development and use of AI, which was inaugurated on June 15, 2020. The group draws its members from several like-minded countries, most of whom are G7 member nations.
Under the co-chairmanship of Canada and France, a GPAI council meeting, bringing together ministerial level officials from member countries, was held online. This was the first meeting since its inauguration. State Minister Nagasaka participated in the meeting.
At the meeting, the working groups of experts held briefings on their activities. Following this, the participants held discussions on future operation policies and other issues.
State Minister Nagasaka stated the following points.
AI has the potential to change all social structures. Therefore, in discussions on AI, it is important to keep in mind that we must achieve both appropriate responses to risks involved in the introduction of AI and the creation of innovation by AI.
Japan has been deliberating on “Governance Innovation,” a future vision in which not only nations or governments, but companies creating innovation and individuals with a variety of values will cooperate to realize agile and flexibile governance mechanism. Based on knowledge gained from this, Japan will contribute to the GPAI’s discussions in collaboration with its related ministries and agencies.
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