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London was the place to be this week for a who’s who of political leaders and tech CEOs; or extra exactly, Bletchley Park was. Well-known for housing Alan Turing and different Enigma codebreakers throughout WW2, the British heritage web site performed host to the world’s first AI Security Summit on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Culminating within the Bletchley Declaration, an settlement on AI security signed by all of the nations in attendance, the occasion was additionally very a lot about “positioning the U.Ok. as a central participant in setting the agenda for ‘what we speak about once we speak about AI,’” TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden reported from the bottom.

Let’s not, nonetheless, overestimate the leg up that internet hosting the convention may need given Nice Britain over its cross-channel rival. Whereas this week did put the U.Ok. and its prime minister within the highlight, issues ought to quickly even out. After a mini, digital summit in Korea in six months, France shall be internet hosting the following in-person AI Security Summit subsequent yr.

French minister of finance Bruno Le Maire was already in attendance, as was French entrepreneur Arthur Mensch, whose startup Mistral AI raised a $113 million seed spherical at a $260 million valuation earlier this yr. Sure, a nine-figure seed spherical.

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